Governor’s aide, 16 others arrested for vandalism in Nasarawa


The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested the Special Adviser on Infrastructure to Governor Abdullahi Sule and 16 others for alleged vandalisation of railway tracks and slippers in Lafia and Keana Local Government Areas of the state.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bola Longe, disclosed this on Thursday in Lafia, while parading the suspects.
According to Longe, the suspects had been in the business of buying and selling railway tracks and slippers from other suspected vandals but luck ran out of them when the state Police Command got informed of the criminal act and mobilized for their arrest.
Alonge said, “the Command developed a strategic anti-vandalism template to arrest the tide of this unwholesome scenerio. It is gratifying to note that this template paid off when police operatives swooped on the vandals at their theatre of operation while vandalising and carting away railway tracks/slippers along Agyaragu Tofa in Lafia Local Government Area and Angwan Alago of Kadarko district in Keana Local Government Area”, he said.
Speaking in an interviewed the governor’s aide, said he was not aware that the items he bought were vandalised.
“I am a businessman. I have an agent that supplies things to me and I believed in him. The agent is dead.
“He died last month in an accident along Akwanga/Nasarawa Eggon road. It was the first time they brought the railway tracks and slippers to me. After buying, I sold it for N3.6 million”, the aide said.
Among those paraded alongside the governor’s aide, were two Police Officers, a personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, a former Supervisory Councilor on Education in the state and a Chinese citizen


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