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RRS arrests ‘Lagos light up project’ cable thief


Suspected cable thief

Suspected cable thief

A few weeks after the commissioning of ‘Light Up Lagos Project’ by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at the Old Toll Gate end of Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command, over the weekend, arrested a vandal digging up the armoured cable and removing its silver protector in Ojota area of the state.

The suspected cable thief, 23-year-old Obaji Christopher, from Benue State, was caught in the act by RRS operatives who were on a routine surveillance of Ojota loop, inward Ketu-Alapere Road at 11:20a.m. while pulling out the cable from the ground.

Obaji, who explained to investigators that he just got to Lagos two weeks ago, was seen with an accomplice, still at large, digging up the armoured cable with a hoe and removing its silver protector before he was arrested.


One of the RRS men who arrested the suspect, but who spoke to The Guardian on the condition of anonymity, said: “Early on Saturday morning, during our daily patrol routine, we saw the suspect where he was vandalizing the armoured cable meant to electrify Lagos at a very unsuspicious corner in Ojota.

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