Again, three electric cable thieves arrested at MMIA

A combined patrol team of officers from Aviation Security’s Crime Investigation and Intelligence (CII) Unit, and the Joint Military Task Force (JMTF) have arrested three persons suspected to be cable thieves around the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Training School.

Two of the suspects were caught at about 03.52 hours while digging and cutting electric cables connecting the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Powerhouse (International Wing, MMA) to the Domestic Terminal(MMA), while the third suspect, who serves as a link between the two other suspects and buyers at Arena Market, Oshodi was apprehended at exactly 05.56hours, at Hajj & Cargo Terminal following confessions made by the two other suspects.

READ ALSO:  Tony Tyler in symbolic handover to Alexandre de Junaic.

According to Abdullahi Yakubu-Funtua, FAAN spokesperson, the ongoing investigation revealed that one of the suspects was convicted and sentenced to 28 days imprisonment for a similar offence, sometime in April 2022.

He said the suspects are presently being interrogated by officials of FAAN AVSEC after which they will be handed over to the Police for prosecution.

Just last week, security operatives arrested a suspected underground cable thief around the perimeter fence of Murtala Mohammed international airport in Lagos.

 Yakubu-Funtua said guards on duty at the Nigerian Air Force base saw three persons digging the underground cable and approached them, adding that when the guards approached the scene, the thieves fled.

READ ALSO:  Recession takes toll on Nigerian, foreign carriers

He further said while the suspects were fleeing, a security guard opened fire and shot one of them identified as Usman Musa.

Wole Shadare