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NSCDC parades four suspected rail line vandals in Enugu

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Enugu State Command, on Wednesday paraded four suspects for allegedly vandalizing rail line within Aninri/Nkanu-West local government areas.

While parading the suspects, the Commandant, Valentine Afrika Ezenyimulu, told newsmen that the suspects were apprehended on the 15 of April, by the Anti-Vandalism Squad of the command in collaboration with the Nigeria hunters and forest security services.

The Commandant further disclosed that during interrogation, one of the suspects, Monday Onyeabor gave the names of other three members of his gang, Ejike Ogbonna, Male, 27 Years, Amobi Okolie, Male, 27 And Chukwuka Ekwe, Male, 27 Years all from Oduma in the same Aninri Local Government Area.

According to the NSCDC boss, it is based on his statement that a manhunt for the three was mounted which resulted in their arrest.

He lamented that the vandals through their actions had frustrated the means of transporting food products from Aninri local government, reiterating the command’s resolve to fish out perpetrators of such acts.

One of the suspects, Amobi Okolie who claimed to be innocent of the crime, later confessed that he had sometime in the recent past assisted other suspects in transporting vandalized materials, which at that time was unknown to him to be products of vandalism.

He was however found to be in possession of syringes and a pipe which he confessed he used in sniffing Methamphetamine popularly known in the local parlance as Mkpurummiri.

Also recovered from the suspects included a cutlass and a motorcycle.

Meanwhile, NSCDC said investigation had being intensified to unravel arrest other culprits in the chain.

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Mr. Ezenyimulu reiterated the resolve of the Corps in the State to get rid of all unwanted elements, insisting that the Corps would deal ruthlessly with those vandalizing or tampering with government infrastructure even as he called on the members of the public to always assist security agencies with credible information on activities of criminals in the State.

The NSCDC commandant also appealed to parents to be cautious and mindful of their children’s activities, while calling on the public to be security conscious and report any person indulging in vandalism.

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