The Cross River State Commissioner for Environment, Hon. Mfon Bassey, in collaboration with the police, have arrested 6 persons over NITEL cable theft and for destroying the green area of Atekong street, close to the defunct NIPOST office in Calabar Municipality.

The suspects were arrested with one machine used in digging the area to remove the cable among other equipments. After interrogation, they failed to show valid papers of the authorisation for the removal of the cables.

The Commissioner for Environment had warned that anyone caught destroying the green areas in Calabar will be arrested and prosecuted.

He reiterated his commitment towards ensuring a clean and green Calabar for the interest of residents in the state and tourists.

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