Thirteen (13) suspected railway vandals have been apprehended by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) with large quantities of long rails and sleepers worth N800 million.
A statement issued by the Corps spokesman, Babawale Afolabi, explained that the suspects were arrested by the Commandant General’s Special Intelligence Squad.
According to the statement, the suspects were paraded at the NSCDC Headquarters, Abuja, on Tuesday, alongside five trucks conveying the large quantities of vandalised rails and sleepers.
Afolabi explained, “The arrests took place around the Manchock area of Kaura Local Government Area, Zonkwa area in Zango Kataf Local Government Area and Kaffanchan area in Jama’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.”
The statement said that the 13 suspects and five trucks have been taken into custody for profiling, further investigation and prosecution.
It added that the 13 suspects were still being interrogated and cross-examined after which other accomplices would be arrested and charged to court.
Afolabi added that N30 million naira was offered as a bribe to the CGs SIS operatives which they declined.