Ernest Nwokolo, Abeokuta
The police in Ogun State have arrested three alleged members of a syndicate said to specialise in vandalising telecommunications masts in the Ibafo area of the state.
The suspects Adeola Oyesanya, Bashiru Mohammed and Musa Mohammed were arrested following a tip-off by a security guard attached to an MTN mast in Papa Ibafo.
The gurad told the police that thieves stormed the site, vandalised the mast and carted away 12 batteries valued at N1.8 million.
Police spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi said on Sunday that the Divisional Police Officer, Ibafo Division, Abiodun Ayinde, acting upon the information, mobilised anti-robbery men to the scene.
Abimbola, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said that when the suspects sighted the policemen, they abandoned the items looted and ran into the bushes.
DSP Oyeyemi said the police cordoned off the area and combed the bushes which led to the arrest of Adeola Oyesanya.
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