Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ogun State Command, have arrested four suspected vandals and recovered electricity cables worth millions of naira.
The State Commandant, David Ojelabi, on Wednesday paraded the suspects at the command’s headquarters Owu Dekudu village off Kobape road, Abeokuta, the state capital.
Ojelabi noted that one of the suspects, Ojuolape Olaitan, male, 36 years, was arrested for vandalising electricity cables at Imomo Community, Ijebu North-East Local Government Area, of the state.
He explained that on interrogation the suspect confessed to disconnecting electric fittings and wires belonging to the Federal Government of Nigeria and used in transforming electricity at Ebute Eyin Osun, Idode Community, Ijebu North-East Local Government Area.
The commandant added that bundles of vandalized transmission Cable worth millions of naira and Toyota Camry Vehicle used in committing the crime with Lagos number plate: KJA-103 DF were recovered from him as exhibits.
Also a gang of three suspected vandals were also apprehended stealing, possession and tampering with vandalised Cables.
The suspects are , Sanni Mohammed Aliu, male, 40 years, living in Lafenwa, Abeokuta; Aliu Mohammed, male, 28 years and a 42 years old driver, Arowona Azeez, residing at Biobaku Street, Lafenwa, Abeokuta.
According to the commandant, bundles of vandalized Armoured Cable and Lagos Vehicle number plate GGE-763 BR were recovered as exhibits.
The suspects and exhibit
“The suspects will be duly and appropriately charged to court for prosecution,” the NDSCD Commandant said.
Meanwhile, he urged members of the public to be careful as the command has zero tolerance for all forms of vandalism and will not hesitate to take them to the appropriate quarters.
“ The NSCDC has zero tolerance for all forms of vandalism, once you are caught the law will take it course so parent, religious leaders and others should warn their ward. We must safeguard all these properties because they are for our use”.