Nine people were detained, according to the Anambra State Police Command and vigilante groups, for damaging an electricity power line mast at the New Site, Ikpo Urueze Land, Oba, and Idemili South Council.
The suspects were detained yesterday, according to the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, who revealed this in response to reliable information received from the general public.
He claimed that among the materials retrieved from them was a vehicle that had seven welding machines, irons, and other high-tech tools.
Security personnel have reportedly found two allegedly stolen and abandoned automobiles in the state, according to Tochukwu.
In a statement, yesterday, Tochukwu said: “On January 15, by 03 a.m., police operatives, in conjunction with the vigilante group, and acting on credible information at New Site, Ikpo Urueze Land, Oba, Idemili South, arrested nine persons.
“We recovered a truck containing seven welding machines, irons, and other sophisticated equipment after they vandalised the electricity power line mast in the location.
“The suspects all confessed to the level of their involvement in the act. They shall be charged to court, after investigations.”