ABUJA – The Federal Government has been urged to establish a special court for the prosecution of vandals of public facilities.
The Commandant-General of National Civill Defence Corps, Dr Ade Abolurin, made the call in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday by NSCDC’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Emmanuel Okeh.
He added in the statement that collaborators of the vandals should also face trial in such a court.
The statement said the special court would help in resolving cases of vandalism of critical infrastructure and national assets, especially in the oil and power sectors.
It added that the court would complement the efforts of NSCDC personnel who apprehend the vandalism suspects around the country.
According to the statement, the number of vandals was alarming and worrisome.
“The special court is necessary to enhance speedy dispensation of justice”, Abolurin said, adding that the court should apply stiffer penalties for offenders.
It called for the support of the public in checking the nefarious activities of vandals by being vigilant and giving timely information to the corps.
It however, assured that the corps would continue to protect public facilities in the country, and declared that “the war against vandalism will be won.” (NAN)