NSCDC arrests 3 for stealing, re-bagging cement in Edo



The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Edo Command, says it has arrested three suspects allegedly stealing and re-bagging cement in the state.

NSCDC Commandant in the state, Mr George Edem, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Benin.

Edem hinted that two of the suspects were arrested allegedly stealing cement from the Bua Cement Factory in Okpella, Etsako-East Local Area of the state.

He stated that the suspects were arrested on Wednesday while stealing cement and mixing it with white sand; re-bagging and selling unsuspecting members of the .

The commandant said the suspects were arrested based on reports.

Edem stated that the third suspect, a driver with the Bua factory, was arrested fraudulently selling tyres removed from the company’s .

According him, the suspects have all confessed the crimes and would be charged court very soon.

The commandant noted that the two earlier suspects, caught re-bagging cement, were apprehended with 87 bags of the commodity.

Edem also said the agency had deployed no fewer than 1,000 personnel schools, forestall the abduction of pupils and secondary schools students by hoodlums in the state.

He said the became necessary to ensure the safety of teachers and students in Edo, adding that some schools had no security guards or perimeter fencing.

The commandant advised officials of both and schools in the state to be security conscious at all times. (NAN)

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