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Police arrest five suspected telecoms cable thieves in Lagos

Mr Hundeyin said the suspects were arrested on Wednesday by officials of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) on patrol.

• September 8, 2022
Telecoms cable
Telecoms cable

The police command in Lagos State has arrested five suspected telecommunication cable thieves in the Ikoyi area of the state.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest in a statement on Thursday.

He identified the arrested suspects as Yekini Mohammed, 52; Mohammed Abdullahi, 37; Tukur Mukaila, 42; Abdulrazaq Abdulrahmon, 25; and Danladi Nura, 45.

Mr Hundeyin said the suspects were arrested on Wednesday by officials of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) on patrol.

“The suspects were arrested at about 2:30 a.m. on September 8, at Oyinkan Abayomi, off Alexander Road, Ikoyi, with a white Volkswagen T4 bus with the registration number, KTU 357 YF.

“They had dug up a 20-metre long telecommunication cable which they were about to move into the white bus.

“Also found in their possession were two diggers and two shovels.”

“On interrogation, the driver explained that he was invited to pick up scrap materials at different areas in Victoria Island and Ikoyi for delivery at Lakulaku, Obalende, where they sell them off,” the image maker stated.

He said the State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti for further investigation and prosecution.

(NAN)

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