Lagos Police charges eight suspected cable thieves to court
The Lagos Police Command has announced that it has charged eight suspected cable thieves to court following their arrest in the Lekki area of the state.
The Lagos Police on Friday disclosed this through an official statement on its Twitter account signed by the state Force’s spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin.
“Operatives of the Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested eight suspected cable thieves and recovered over 100-meters-long armoured cable from one of the suspects in Igbo Efon, Lekki,” Hundeyin stated.
“Seven of the suspects were arrested at about 9:30 p.m. in Anthony Village, Lagos on June 1, 2023 when RRS operatives on patrol in the area accosted them while digging and shoveling the ground for armoured cable belonging to the Ikeja Electric.”
Hundeyin revealed the identities of the suspects as Kamalu Mohammed ‘m’ aged 32, Usman Lawal ‘m’ aged 33, Ibrahim Salisu ‘m’ aged 22, Hassan Salisu ‘m’ aged 20, Zulkiful Sani ‘m’ aged 23, Umar Haruna ‘m’ ages 26 and Amadu Muazu ‘m’ aged 22.
According to the Lagos Police spokesman, all eight suspects have been charged to court.
Meanwhile, Hundeyin has called on Lagosians to report cases of robberies to the nearest police station.
“Kindly help educate people that they should always report at the station. People must learn to report, it will help us and help them.
“It’s not enough to talk about it, the exact location must be reported,” he said.