October 28, 2021

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Police arrest Nigerian governor’s aide over vandalism of railway tracks

– Disturbing facts about persons involved in railway vandalism are beginning to emerge

– Recent arrests by the police force reveal that some top officers, including a governor’s aide, were into the evil trade

– The police command in Nasarawa on Thursday, May 27, paraded suspects who bought and sold railway tracks and slippers gotten from vandals

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The police command in Nasarawa on Thursday, May 27, paraded some suspects said to be linked to the vandalisation of railway tracks.

Among those arrested were an aide to Governor Abdullahi Sule, a Chinese national, Marta Thai, and Tunga Maje, the manager of Yong Xing steel company in Abuja, Daily Trust reports.

Police Arrest Nigerian Governor’s Aide over Vandalism of Railway Tracks
The governor’s aide claimed he sold the vandalised items for N3.6 million
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According to the police commissioner in the state, Bola Longe, the suspects, who also include some security officers, have been in the act of buying and selling railway tracks and slippers from vandals, The Cable also reported.

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Reporting the development during a press briefing in Lafia, the state’s capital, Longe said:

“It is gratifying to note that this template paid off when police operatives swooped on the vandals at their theater 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.”

Making his confession, the governor’s aide said he sold the items bought from a business who is now dead for N3.6 million, adding that he never knew they were stolen stuff.

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He claimed that although he is a businessman who is into general properties, this was the first time railway tracks and slippers were brought to him.

Meanwhile, the police command in Kaduna state on Saturday, May 15, nabbed some saboteurs of the federal government.

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Mohammed Jalige, the spokesperson of the command, disclosed that the officers recovered two truckloads of locomotive railway sleepers from the suspects in Dalle Village of Jema’a local government area.

Jalige told journalists that officers worked on available, reliable intelligence to track down and arrest the suspects.

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