arrested a 34-year-old man, Chibuike Okorougo, while allegedly stealing solar batteries belonging to mobile telecommunications company, MTN, in the state.
The state Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi, told Southern City News that the suspect, who is a native of Umuenyem Nkwerre, was caught in the act by the operatives of the command.
The commissioner, who described the development as an economic sabotage, said Okorougo was arrested at a MTN base station at Area R, Umugweze Estate Road in Owerri, the state capital.
Galadanchi said, “While on a township patrol along Port Harcourt Road, Owerri, our operatives received a distress call from one Linus Umezuluike and we quickly swung into action.
“The complainant disclosed that hoodlums had invaded the MTN facility at Area R, Umugweze Estate Road in Owerri.
“The operatives of the Scorpion Unit of the Command arrested Chibuike Okorougo, 34, of Umuenyem Nkwerre in the act while three others escaped.
“One white Mitsubishi bus with number plate – XF137GWA – loaded with solar batteries were recovered. We will charge him to court accordingly.”
The police commissioner, who said that efforts were ongoing to arrest the fleeing suspects, added that the community policing strategies of the Inspector General of Police, which his command was implementing, were yielding fruitful results.