APC councillor, village head paraded for transformer theft in Gombe

Photo shows the recovered transformer….At the background are the suspects being paraded

By Williams Ago, Gombe

An All Progressive Congress (APC) councillor representing Kumo East ward, Hon Abdullahi M Panda, village head of Garin Majidadi village, Mohammed Majidadi, and one Mohammed Sani of Sarkin Yaki Quarters all in Kumo, Akko Local Government Area of Gombe State were paraded for the theft of a transformer worth millions of naira.

The suspects who were paraded along with the alleged buyer of the transformer, one Bello Ardo Kumo, were alleged to have sold the transformer to the buyer at the cost of N1,500,000.00.

Parading the suspects before newsmen, the Gombe State Police Command's spokesman, ASP Buhari Abdullahi, explained that detectives from Akko Division intercepted the suspects with the transformer that was stolen from Garin Majidadi village.

According to the Police image maker, though the transformer had been recovered, the suspects will be charged to court after the conclusion of investigation.

It will be recalled that all the APC candidates, chairmen and councillors, with the support of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, during the last 'purported' local government elections in April, return winners.

However, while answering questions from journalists, the counsellor said the transformer belongs to the community, who agreed to sell the transformer since it had not been working for the past ten years that it was brought to the community.

According to him, when he was approached with the issue after the community sat together with the district head and the village head, he asked the people to bring the issue in writing for him to take it further.

He stated however that while he asked them to come on Monday, they went ahead and sold the transformer on Friday, two days before their appointment. He insisted that he only wants to be arraigned in court to get justice.

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