The Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Gujungu community in Taura LGA of Jigawa State have arrested three suspects identified as Umar Adam Abdullahi aged 18, Kabiru M. Musa aged 25 and Shafi’u Hamza aged 25 for allegedly stealing solar streetlight batteries.
It was alleged that the suspects connived and stole solar streetlight batteries on Hadejia Road in Gujungu.”
Adamu Shehu, the command PRO said an investigation revealed that there were a total of 130 solar streetlights on the major roads in the town out of which 23 had their batteries stolen.
He said, “At the time of their arrest, they were in possession of two Roy 12V/150Ah solar batteries and a charge controller which were neatly removed from the streetlight trunks valued at N320,000.”
The suspects confessed to the crime and would be charged to court after investigation has been concluded.