Police Arrest 3 Mast Vandals
Men of Ogun State Police Command, last Friday, arrested three men for allegedly vandalising and three from the mast of telecommunications giant, MTN.
The three suspects, according to a release by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, are Kabiru Olusola (27), Taye Daniel (43) and Afeez Balogun (47).
The suspected vandals were arrested following a distress call received by policemen attached to Atan Ota Divisional Headquarters, from one Shuaib Muhammed, the chief security officer of the company in charge of the mast.
The chief security officer was said to had reported that some hoodlums numbering about six have invaded the said MTN mast, situated at Ketu along Agbara Expressway.
It was further stated in the release, AZ:5310/OGS/PRO/VOL.7/74/30/01/2022, that three other members of the hang made good their escape.
“Upon the distress call, the DPO Atan Ota Division quickly dispatched his patrol team to the scene where the three suspects were apprehended while others escaped.
“Recovered from the suspects are seven backup batteries valued at N3million, rectifier module as well as their operational vehicle with registration number AAA 779 XL,” it was stated in the release.
DSP Oyeyemi further disclosed that the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered a comprehensive investigation of the case with the view to charge the suspects to court as soon as possible.
“He also directed that the escaped members of the gang be hunted for and brought to justice,” the Ogun Police image-maker said.