Police Officer Apprehended In The Act Of Trying To Steal Electricity Cable

October 5th, 2023

A 34-year-old man, Francis Williams, who had been posing as a police officer, was arrested while attempting to steal an electricity cable from a transformer. The Abia State Police Command reported that the suspect was apprehended by officers from the Ndiegoro Divisional Police headquarters on September 11, 2023, in Aba.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, ASP Maureen Chioma Chinaka, the suspect had been dismissed from the police force but was found dressed in a police camouflage uniform and carrying a fake warrant card at the time of his arrest. Williams has since been charged to court.

Additionally, the Abia Police Command made several other arrests in recent operations. They arrested a 35-year-old Chukwuemeka London for unlawful possession of firearms, recovering two locally-made single-barrel guns. They also raided a suspected criminal hideout at Ehere Secondary School in Aba, resulting in the arrest of multiple suspects and the discovery of drugs and suspected Indian hemp.

Furthermore, personnel from the Counter-Terrorist Unit intercepted a tricycle with five male occupants, leading to the discovery of a cut-to-size locally fabricated single-barrel shotgun loaded with live cartridges. This case is currently under investigation by the Monitoring Unit in Umuahia.


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