Having told the Parliamentary Committee on Appointments and Public Works on Monday that her new government was waiting for just a case of theft of NPA cables for a precedent to be set, three suspects are now in custody for that act.
The proposed minister for Energy and Power, Haja Afsatu Kabbah, told the Committee that she was waiting for a suspect who would serve as an example to other vandals.
At a police press conference yesterday, the Inspector General of police Brima Acha Kamara disclosed of the capturing of three suspects allegedly with NPA cables.
The suspects: Paul Billie, Sergina Sesay and Abdulai Fofanah were on Monday 22 caught either digging or cutting the NPA cables.
The IG said whilst the country was trying to recover its lost image, there were certain people both low and high plundering the resources of the country and had even reached to a point where, on a daily basis the acts were committed and the cables taken to neighboring countries or sold to scrap metal dealers.
The IG explained that, “between Wednesday 15 August 2007 and up to yesterday night, about eight reports and arrests are made and these suspects go to the extent of climbing the poles and digging the under ground cables”.
According to the I.G, “OSD Paul Bullie at Patton Street with two rolls of giant electric cables and at about 1700 hours the same Monday at along Wilkinson Road, Sergina Sesay of Dworzak Farm was found with one roll of NPA cable.