Residents of Bayara community, a suburb in Bauchi State, weekend, woke up to the startling discovery of a suspected vandal atop a telecoms mast.
Vanguard learnt from a reliable source that the suspect, whose name
was giving as Babangida Bangis, 30, had in the early hours of the day,
climbed the mast to vandalise it but was unable to come down out of
The incident attracted the attention of residents of the community,
motorists and passers-by to the scene located a few metres away from the
Bauchi-Dass Road axis.
It was gathered that it took the efforts of two policemen, who
climbed up the mast, where the suspect was hanging, to persuade him to
Speaking with Vanguard on the development, state Police Public
Relations Officer, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect had been
He said: “The suspect had been charged to court on a two-count
charge. The first charge, is attempted theft, while the second one is
attempted suicide, because he wanted to jump down from the mast so as to
avoid been arrested.”
An eyewitness, who gave his name as Kabiru Mohammed, however,
explained that Babangida was first seen at the highest point of the mast
by some farmers residing in the area, when they were going to their
farms in the morning.