Police arrest four suspected vandals in Ogun
.Ogun CP cautions motorcyclists against reckless driving
The police in Ogun State have arrested four suspected vandals at Igbolile street, Iwopin area of the state.
The suspects were arrested following a report of vandalism by some youths to the officer-in-charge of Marine Iwopin in Ogun State, Ebietomiye Adeleke.
Spokesperson for Ogun State Police Command, Superintendent of Police (SP), Omotola Odutola, in a statement, yesterday, said the four men were sighted cutting armoured cables from an electric pole at Igbolile street Iwopin, which crystallised the action of SP Adeleke to immediately mobilise his team to the scene of crime.
According to her, three suspects were arrested, one took to his heels, while two motorcycles used to convey the stolen items were recovered. Also, three feature phones, one android phone, two iron cable cutters, clothes and repulsive charm were recovered.
“The trio of Saliu Ashimiu, 26, Awolu Ibrahim, 25, and Ibrahim Saliu Ibrahim, 25 of Oni village via Iwopin were caught disengaging one end of the cable tripping off electric supply from a portion of the community.
“The transformer is a property of IBEDC installed to power electricity, but the suspected scavengers who confessed to the crime said they are not employees of IBEDC neither are they officials of Power Holding Company of Nigeria.
“Vandals deliberately and willfully damage and destroy public or private property meant for the common enjoyment of the public, these young persons cannot claim ignorance of the law, because these would not be their first time, on conviction, they risk a jail term.
“They will be charged to court accordingly and the other suspect who escaped will surely be tracked and arrested,” Odutola added.
Meanwhile, the state’s Commissioner of Police (CP) Alamutu Abiodun has cautioned commercial motorists against reckless driving in the state.
Abiodun also warned motorists and passengers, to obey traffic regulations and desist from encouraging motorists and motorcyclists from disobeying traffic laws.
The warning followed an auto crash on Sunday, August 20 at about 12.45 p.m., involving a Mazda Bus, with registration number KSF 60YF driven by one Jimoh Wasiu, ‘m’, of Ayepe Road, Sagamu, and a TVC motorcycle with registration number, KNN 601 WQ, whose rider’s name was yet unknown.
Spokesperson for the command, Omotola Odutola, who confirmed the incident, said the review of commercial motorcycle riders revealed their foolhardiness, disregard for traffic regulations and traffic policemen, leading to a spike in serious and fatal accidents.
According to her, the rider was travelling outward Sagamu inward Ikorodu with three pillions instead of one pillion.
She said: “The overloaded motorcycle was trying to overtake a truck and, in the process, the motorcyclist suddenly rammed into the driver’s side door, and the tyre of the Mazda Bus driving inward Sagamu at an opposite direction. As a result of the impact, the rider, the passenger sustained injuries and victims were rushed to yet to be ascertained hospital in Sagamu.
“The vehicle and motorcycle have been recovered to Ogijo Division Vehicle Inspection by police for further investigation.”
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