Police arrest three suspects for allegedly, stealing, vandalising MTN mast in Ogun

the three suspects were arrested at about 6.00 a.m. on Jan. 18, while committing the crime.

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The Ogun Police Command on Sunday arrested three suspects for allegedly vandalising and stealing MTN mast at Kuta area along Agbara Expressway.

The Police Spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known in a statement issued in Ota, Ogun.

He said the three suspects were arrested at about 6.00 a.m. on Jan. 18, while committing the crime.

Oyeyemi explained that the three suspects: Kabiru Olusola, 27, Taye Daniel, 43 and Afeez Balogun, 47, were arrested following a distress call to the Divisional Headquarters, Atan-Ota.

He said the call was from one Shuaib Muhammed, Chief Security Officer, in charge of the company’s mast, who reported that about six hoodlums had invaded the location of the MTN mast.

“Upon the distress call, the Dovisional Police Officer (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 N3 million, rectifier module and their operational vehicle with registration number AAA 779 XL,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police (CP) Lanre Bankole, has ordered a comprehensive investigation into the case with the view to charging the suspects to court as soon as possible.

Bankole also directed that the escaped members of the gang be hunted and brought to justice.

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