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 FAAN Training School.

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According to a Statement by Abdullahi Yakubu-Funtua,
Director, Public Affairs & Consumer Protection,
two of the suspects were caught at about 0352hours today 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 0556hours, at Hajj & Cargo Terminal following confessions made by the two other suspects.

He stated that “Ongoing investigation revealed that one of the suspects was convicted and sentenced to 28 days imprisonment for a similar offence, sometime in April, 2022.

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