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Three suspected solar batteries thieves arrested in Jigawa

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, on Friday arrested three suspects alleged to have stolen street light solar batteries in Jigawa State.

NSCDC spokesman, Adamu Shehu, stated this in a statement issued to newsmen

He said the suspects were arrested on Friday at 2 am by operatives of NSCDC in Gujungu town on a suspected case of theft and conspiracy contrary to sections 286 and 96, punishable under sections 96 and 97.

Shehu accused the trio of Umar Adam Abdullahi, Kabiru M. Musa, and Shafi’u Hamza of stealing solar streetlights batteries along Hadejia Road, Gujungu town. The street lights were installed by the Jigawa State Ministry of Works and meant to light up the town and provide security.

Shehu said the suspects were caught red-handed while committing the crime.

According to him: “They were arrested in possession of two Roy 12V/150Ah solar batteries and a charge controller which was neatly removed from the streetlight trunk, valued at N320, 000.”

He said investigation revealed that out of a total of 130 solar street lights along the major roads in the town, 23 have their batteries stolen.

He affirmed that the suspects confessed to the crime and will be charged in court after investigations are concluded

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