Operatives of Ogun Police Command have arrested three members of a syndicate that allegedly specialise in vandalising telecommunications companies mast in Ibafo area of the state. The suspects – Adeola Oyesanya, Bashiru Mohammed and Musa Mohammed were arrested following a report by a security guard attached to an MTN mast in Papa Ibafo area. The security guard reportedly said a group of thieves had invaded the site, vandalised and carted away 12 batteries valued at about N1.8 million.
A statement by the command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said following receipt of the report, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) at Ibafo, Abiodun Ayinde quickly mobilized his anti-robbery men and moved to the scene. According to the statement, the suspects upon sighting the policemen, abandoned their loot and escaped to the nearby bush. He said the area was subsequently cordoned off by the policemen and the bush was combed, leading to the arrest of the first suspect Adeola Oyesanya.
Oyeyemi hinted that Oyesanya’s arrest equally led to the arrest of the other two suspects who were said to be the receivers of stolen goods. “On interrogation, they all confessed to the commission of the crime and that they have been in the business for quite some time now, the statement said. Oyeyemi said the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.
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