Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Chike Ogeah, has ordered the arrest of all staff of the Department of Engineering of Delta Broadcasting Service in connection with the vandalism of three thunder arrestors of the radio station.
Ogeah gave the order on Monday while the General Manager of DBS, Albert Oshogbo, was conducting him round the scene of the vandalised equipment.
The GM said the three arrestors and a pole connected to a copper wire were bent down and removed on Friday night.He explained that the thunder arrestors were about 450 metres long and valued at N1.5m each.
He noted that security arrangement at the radio station had been weak since the police that were asked to provide 24 hours surveillance recently stopped patrolling the DBS premises for reasons best known to them.
While wondering how somebody could climb an installation ofabout 450 metres high, the commissioner lamented the culture of nonchalant attitude of civil servants to government infrastructure.
He said, “Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan is very sad about the incident. Government will look inwards to fish out the culprits.
“From the look of things, the vandals might either be the contract engineer or staff from engineering department of the radio station.”
The GM said a suspected male worker in the engineering department had already been arrested.