* Secured over 90 % convictions.
* To deploy 3, 000 personel for kogi election.
The kogi state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC has paraded a 38 year old Yomi Sunday Komolafe who allegedly specialises in vandalising armour cables in Mopa Muro local Government areas of the state.
While parading the suspect at the command headquarters on Tuesday in Lokoja, the Commandant, Ahmad Ahmad Gandi said the culprit was arrested by the vigilante group in the area and handed over to the Corps in Mopa Muro local Government areas of the state.
He said , the vandalisation has regrettably put seven communities in kogi west including Aiyeteju – Mopa , Amuro, Agbajogun – Lodo and others within the national grid.
The suspect who was paraded with eight wrapped bundles of the cables for easy transportation, said , he uses cutter to cut and peel the electric cable with petroleum product ( PM’s) scooped into half liter two bottles to wash his hands after operation.
According to him , he was lured into the business by one unnamed businessman who do come to his community every Sunday, to buy scraps who promised to pay him handsome returns for the products.
He added that the prospective buyer told him that he uses the cable to produce earrings , bangles and other ornaments, lamenting that he was caught on his first operation.
Yomi Sunday, a father of five children and a motorcycle mechanic, hails from Itakete- ide, a, sleepy town in Mopa Amuro LGA said he regretted his action, and called for clemency as he promised not to engage in such despicable activities.
The commandant while warning criminals to desist from their nefarious activities or to take a flight out of the state , said the corps is sufficiently prepared to stamp out crimes and criminality across the state.
Meanwhile, he disclosed that over 3,O00 personel would be deployed for the upcoming election in the state to provide security in synergy with other security agencies.for the electorate across the state.
Commandant Gandi noted that within the period of assumption of duty in the state , he was able to prosecute 24 cases and secured over 90% conviction.
He called on citizenry to avail the command with timely and reliable information to enable the corps fight crime and criminality, saying the fight against predatory elements is a collective action, adding that the command will treat every information with utmost confidentiality.