Five suspected telecommunication cable thieves have been arrested by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, in Ikoyi, Lagos State on Thursday.
The suspects were identified as 52-year-old Yekini Mohammed, 37-year-old Mohammed Abdullahi, 42-year-old Tukur Mukaila, 25-year-old Abdulrazaq Abdulrahmon and 45-year-old Danladi Nura.
According to the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin on Thursday revealed that the suspects were arrested at 2:30 an on Wednesday, September 8 2022 by police officers on patrol at Oyinkan Abayomi, off Alexander Road, Ikoyi, with a white Volkswagen T4 bus with the registration number, KTU 357 YF.
“The suspects had dug up a 20-metre long telecommunication cable which they were about to move into the white bus. Also found in their possession were two diggers and two shovels.
On interrogation, the driver of the bus, Yekini Mohammed, explained that he was invited to the local by the others whom are scrap and metal dealers to pick up scrap materials at different areas in Victoria Island and Ikoyi for delivery at Lakulaku, Obalende, where they sell them off.”
The case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Panti on the directive of the Commissioner of Police, CO Abiodun Alabi for further investigation.