Police parade five men for vandalism, theft of transformers in Niger

The Niger State Police Command has arrested five persons over vandalism and theft of electricity transformers in the state.

Parading the suspects in Minna, the state capital, Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Wasiu Abiodun said the suspects were arrested last week Tuesday.

He said the suspects were arrested at Lapai-Gwari area along Building materials market road, Minna by the Chanchaga Division patrol team during a routine patrol in the area. 

According to him, they conspired among themselves, vandalised two electric transformers in the area, and carted away some of the electric cables.


The suspects include Hussaini Adamu, 23, Mustapha Umar,17, Mande Magaji 17, Suleiman Zubairu, 16, Salisu Usman (receiver), 25, all male of Kasuwan-Gwari, Minna.

He revealed that four of the suspects arrested at the scene confessed to the crime and led the police to Salisu Usman at Kasuwan-Gwari, Minna who bought the cables from them.

Abiodun also stated that the case is still under investigation, while exhibits recovered from the suspects are: three insulators and a vandalised electric transformer.