The Bayelsa State Police Command yesterday paraded a 41-year-old former staff of the Bayelsa State Ministry of Education from Ekeremor and 15 others over alleged involvement in stealing solar batteries and high tension cables.
The Commissioner of Police Bayelsa State Command CP Mike Okoli fsi, who made the parade at the police headquarters, Yenagoa, said in any crime there must be an insider, who will lead the criminals in. The people must take note.
He said. “A particular interest is one among them having cut-off 12 heavy duties batteries from the government house, the investigation has revealed that this suspect was a former staff of government house.
“This goes to show that for any crime there must be an insider, who will lead the criminals in. The people must take note.
“The suspect who removed 12 high caliber solar batteries was a staff from the government house, they have parked all these batteries trying to move them when the eagle-eyed of the security operatives cut up with him.”
According to the commissioner of police, some of the suspects were involved in transformer theft and have been arrested and the transformer is at A. Division police station.
He said another one was cut with 18 pieces of iron bar cut off from high tension wire that supply electricity to the people of Anyama in the Southern Ijaw local government area of the state that have thrown the people into darkness.
He assured them that the criminals cannot go unpunished. They will meet the consequences of their infamous act. We will make sure after the investigation they are dealt with, he said.
Fielding questions from newsmen, one of the suspects who are former staff of Bayelsa Government House, Mr. Yinkere Good day said he was pushed to the act as a result of hunger because his five-month-old salaries have not been paid.
Mr. Yinkere 41 who disconnected 12 solar batteries in the government house said he carried out the act alone.
Nigerian pilot report that, police command two weeks ago paraded 45 suspects over alleged involvement in cases of armed robbery, rape, arson, murder, and cultism in the state.
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