The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has arrested an assistant superintended of police, serving with the Nasarawa State police command and four other electricity experts for allegedly stealing a transformer belonging to Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) in Mararaba, Nasarawa State.
It was learnt that the police officer, who allegedly connived with the four other criminals, used the police patrol van to carry out the theft.
He allegedly took advantage of power interruption in the area, last Friday, to vandalise the transformer.
The police public relations officer of the state command, Idirisu John Kennedy, who confirmed the incident yesterday, said the culprits had since been arrested and would be charge to court after investigations are concluded.
"On Friday 17th November 2017, operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, in Nasarawa State, acting on intelligence report, arrested five suspects including a police officer for criminal conspiracy and theft.
"The suspects were alleged to have vandalise an electricity transformer at Obi junction and stole the coils, items recovered from them include four rolls of copper and tools use for the vandalisation," he said
"In view of the foregoing, this case will be diligently investigated and all persons found culpable will be prosecuted," he said.
Also, Confirming the theft, on Tuesday, Head of public relations and communications of AEDC, Ahmed Shekarau, told journalists that the police officer met his waterloo last Friday when he was arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operating in the area that caught him red handed after he succeeded in vandalism the transformer. He noted that investigations were ongoing on the matter.