4 in NSCDC net in Abia for allegedly stealing NCC’s airconditioners

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4 in NSCDC net for allegedly stealing NCC’s airconditioners
Stealing
By Leonard Okachie
Umuahia, Nov. 24, 2021 (NAN) The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abia Command, has arrested for persons for allegedly stealing seven airconditioner units in Umuahia.
The State Commandant, Mr Ayinla Olowo, disclosed this on Wednesday, when he paraded the suspects before newsmen at the command’s headquarters in Umuahia.
Olowo said the airconditioners were property of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
He said the items were stolen from the NCC’s dumpsites situated at Afara Umuahia and Olokoro, both in Umuahia North and Umuahia South Local Government Areas, respectively.
He said the suspects allegedly committed the crime on Oct. 24 and were arrested on Nov. 22, following intelligence report.
Olowo lauded the efforts of his operatives for swinging into action immediately they received the report, leading to the arrest of the suspects.
He thanked the Commandant-General of the Corps, Ahmed Audi, for providing the command with the needed and timely logistics support that facilitated the arrest.
He said, “the staff-friendly policies of the current leadership of the corps serve as a great motivation to the personnel in the discharge of their duties.”
The state NSCDC boss further thanked members of the public “for providing the useful information that enabled the successful arrest”.
He urged them not to rest on their oars but “continue to partner with security agencies in the state to serve them better.”
He said the suspects would be arraigned as soon as investigations were concluded.
The suspects included Innocent Chimezie, 20, and Uchenna Ejinkoye, 33, who allegedly stole the items, while Amechi Amadi, 21, and Amadi Maduka, 30, allegedly purchased them.
In an interview with newsmen, they admitted commiting the crime
In another development, the command has begun the two-day programme of forensic psychological and behavioural assessment and evaluation of its personnel.
Olowo said the test, which he formally declared open on Wednesday, was in line with the nationwide test initiated by the corps commandant-general.
He said the essence of the test was to enable the corps to ascertain the behavioural and psychological status of the corps personnel, especially the arms bearers.
He said the overall objective was to ensure that only qualified operatives were allowed to bear arms to avert the ugly incidents of accidental discharge, leading to deaths of innocent persons.
“The commandant-general has been doing a lot to take the corps to higher height and ensure that we operate in accordance with the global best practices,” he said.