A suspected cable thief was served a plate of noodles while being punished in Agorogbene community, Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
The suspect identified as Preye Ayase and his accomplice, Ringo Tareladei, were caught red-handed vandalizing electric cables connecting Ogobiri and Agorogbene communities in Sagbama on Wednesday, April 20.
Meanwhile, Ouseibai Seperegha Godsgift M, the President of the Creek Youths Agenda (CYA) has comdemned the destruction, stealing and vandalization of the electric infrastructure (cables) connecting the two communities by the hoodlums.
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In a statement made available to newsmen by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Ebis Okpeke noted that the President of the group expressed his disappointment over the unfortunate incident as he called on youths from the area to desist from such acts forthwith as it will only spell doom for them while affecting their development negatively.
“It is very sad and unfortunate that young people were caught vandalizing our near none electric infrastrutures with the aim of making money. It is more worrisom especially now that we are agitating for more development of the creek considering its neglect developmentally over the years. To me, i feel pained that young people who ougth to protect our facilities in the creek are the ones peppetrating such naferous acts of destruction,” the statement read.
“Therefore, i urge those with such criminal minds to desist from such and engage themselves in productive ventures that will add value to our creek and the society at large or they should be ready to face the full wrath of the law when apprehended.”
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The CYA President also used the opportunity to call on the Bayelsa State Government to come to the aide of the affected communities in restoring power supply by installing already damaged electric facilities in Agorogbene, Ogobiri and other communities in the Creek stating that power is important for the advancement of the SMEs in the area.