Two suspected cable vandals have been arrested by men of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command in different areas of the state.
JUNGLETALKER gathered that the suspects were arrested in Ikeja and Ikoyi respectively on Sunday, November 6, 2022 by the security agents.
The suspects, Akpan Fortune, 28, and Stanley Umebuane, 24, were apprehended in Ikeja and Ikoyi area of Lagos State respectively.
Spokesperson of the Lagos Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, revealed this in a statement made available today, Monday. He revealed that Fortune was arrested on Sunday morning at Acme Crescent, Agidingbi, Ikeja. Fortune was arrested after accessing and vandalizing telecommunication and generator cables in a substation in the area, he added.
SP Benjamin Hundeyin stated that, Umebuane on his part was caught in the act by an RRS team on routine patrol on Sunday night November 6, at Gerrard Road, Ikoyi. The statement further explained that Umebuane was caught digging up electricity cables with a shovel.
Recovered from both suspects were a shovel and different types of vandalized cables.
Commander, Rapid Response Squads (RRS), CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi has since transferred the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti for further investigation and prosecution.