The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Niger has arrested a man for alleged vandalism of Zarumai substation in Minna which belongs to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC).
The state Commandant of the corps, Mr Philip Ayuba, disclosed this in an interview in Minna on Friday.
Ayuba said that the suspect and another now at large were staff of a security outfit saddled with the responsibility of protecting the substation.
He said that the corps was alerted on strange movement around the substation and it deployed a surveillance team to the station which arrested the suspect.
“Upon interrogation and visitation to the scene of the crime it was discovered that the transformer oil had been tampered with.
“The transformer was bought by the State Government and handed over to AEDC to prevent the perpetual darkness being witnessed in the state,” he said.
The commandant said that the suspect would be charged to court after investigation.
He called on members of the public to be watchful and report any person or group of persons found tempering with public facilities to the command for prompt action. (NAN)