Railway tracks vandals nabbed with 168 pieces of sleepers

The Niger State Police Command have arrested seven suspects in connection with the vandalization of railway tracks.

On 27th February, 2020, at about 4a.m, Police detectives on patrol along Badeggi Bida road, intercepted a vehicle loaded with 168 pieces of railway sleepers suspected to have been vandalized from railway track.

Five suspects were arrested namely: Babaya Mohammed, Nasiru Mohammed, Abdullahi Mohammed, Zayanu Danmagaji and Yakubu Mohammed.

During interrogation, Babaya confessed that he was contacted by one Bala Koko ( a scavenger) now at large, to provide him with a rail track sleepers, hence, he vandalized the rail track as requested.

The said Koko gave Nasiru a total sum of N148,000 to pay for the deal.

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