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Police arrest telecom mast thieves in Ogun

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Operatives of Ogun State Police Command at the weekend arrested three members of a syndicate who specialised in vandalising masts belonging to telecommunications companies.

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 area that a group of thieves has invaded the site, vandalised and carted away 12 batteries valued at about 1.8 million naira.

On receiving the report, the DPO Ibafo, SP Abiodun Ayinde quickly mobilized anti-robbery policemen and moved to the scene.

On sighting the policemen, the suspects abandoned their loot and escaped to the bush.

According to policemen spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, “The entire area was subsequently cordoned off by the policemen and the bush was properly combed as a result of which the first suspect, Adeola Oyesanya was arrested. His arrest led to the arrest of the other two suspects who are the receivers of stolen goods.

“On interrogation, they all confessed to the commission of the crime and that they have been in the business for quite some time now”.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.


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