Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
Ogun state police command over the weekend arrested 3 members of a syndicate who specialised in vandalising telecommunications companies mast in Ibafo area of Obafemi/Owode local government.
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 that a group of thieves have invaded the site, vandalised and carted away 12 batteries valued at about 1.8 million naira.
Receiving the report, the DPO Ibafo SP Abiodun Ayinde, according to statement from the Public Relations Officer of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi was said to have quickly mobilized his anti robbery men and moved to the scene of the crime.
Sighting the policemen, the suspects were said to have abandoned their loot and escaped to the nearby bush. The entire area was however cordoned off by the policemen and the bush was properly combed as a result of which the first suspect Adeola Oyesanya was arrested.
Adeola’s was said to have led to the arrest of the other two suspects who are the receivers of stolen goods.
The suspects during interogation were said to have confessed to the commission of the crime and that they had been on the business for quite some time now.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.