Four people have been arrested for possession of suspected stolen electricity cables in Rivers State.

The suspects were arrested in possession of the cables and their tools of operation which includes a saw blade and a generator used in vandalising the cables.

The suspects were apprehended in the early hours of Tuesday, while transporting the stolen cables from PHeD high-tension poles within Elele community.

The suspects immediately took to their heels on sighting the police team but the swift response of the officers who gave a hot chase thwarted their efforts.

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They are currently under police custody and will be charged to court on Thursday.

The suspects have confessed that they were a syndicate which specialised in the vandalism of electricity companies cables.

Epileptic power supply in some areas in Rivers is caused by vandals who have become more desperate in the criminal acts.

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