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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Police Arrest Two Telecom Mast Vandals In Ogun

The suspects with the seized items
Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
Men of Ogun state Police Command on Sunday arrested two members of a syndicate who specialised in vandalising Telecom mast in Ifo local government area and its environ.

The suspects, Monsuru Bankole and Kehinde Bello were arrested following a distress call received by the Police in Ifo division that hoodlums numbering about ten have invaded a Airtel telecommunication mast at Abule Ogun area of the town and they were about carting away the back up batteries of the mast.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said, upon receiving the distress call, the DPO Ifo division, CSP Adekunle Samson quickly mobilized his anti robbery team and swiftly moved to the scene. 

The PPRO explained that, on sighting the policemen, the hoodlums took to their heels but they were hotly chased and two members of the gang were arrested while others escaped.

Recovered from them are: a Volkswagen bus with registration number APP 871 XH, twelve telecom back up batteries valued at about three million naira, gas cylinder, iron cutter, and other house breaking equipments.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered a massive manhunt for the escaped members of the gang, he also directed that the arrested suspects be thoroughly investigated with the view of charging them to court as soon as possible.

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