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Kogi: Security operatives intercept 53 stolen transformers

Kogi: Security operatives intercept 53 stolen transformers

Electricity Transformer

Published By: Ayorinde Oluokun

By Richard Elesho/Kogi

Kogi governor Ahmed Usman Ododo has said that renewed efforts by his administration to combat crime in the state are already yielding tremendous results with the recent interception of 53 stolen electrical transformers meant for electrification projects in different parts of the state.

He also said the subsequent arrest of a gang of criminals responsible for the theft was an indication of improvement in the fight against crime.

Ododo said this in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media to the Governor, Ismaila Isah, on the assessment of the security situation in the state.

Governor also Ododo commended security agencies operating in the state for being steadfast in the discharge of their responsibilities at all times.

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The electrical transformers were stolen from the National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) facility in the state by the gang who were arrested in Obajana on their way to Lagos State.

The statement further said the 53 transformers which have now been recovered and kept at an Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) facility in the state may have stalled the installation of the transformers in different communities in the state earlier in the year.

The criminals, the statement added, have volunteered useful information that led to the arrest of a fleeing member of the gang in Ilorin, Kwara State, and the alleged receiver of the transformers in Lagos state respectively.

Ododo who restated his determination to stamp out crimes and criminality in the state, assured security agencies of maximum support by the state government to ensure the security of lives and property in all parts of the state.

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