End of road as residents nab armoured cable thieves in Ilesa

Two persons have been apprehended as they attempted to vandalise armoured cables situated at the Palace of the Owa Obokun, in Ilesa recently.

Also, vigilant residents of Ilaje Ile caught a bowler with already melted armoured cables suspected to be stolen from the Ikoti transformer, Ilesa.

Information gathered by LAGOS HERALD indicates that the two thieves met their waterloo as security personnel were given a tip-off.

Confirming the incident, the Divisional Police officer, Ayeso A’ Police Division, Ilesa, Bamigboye Martins said the suspects would be charged to court after investigation.

Bamigboye who also confirmed the arrest of a scavenger caught in possession of a burnt armoured cable added that vandalism of electric installations in Ilesa and environs had been giving the police a cause for concern in the recent times.

The police boss while revealing that community policing efforts help in clamping down on vandalism added that it has started to yield positive results.

The affected armoured cables, it was gathered, supplies electricity to the palace of the Owa Obokun.

The Osun Police spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola has also confirmed the arrests of the armoured cable vandals.

Opalola in a phone chat with LAGOS HERALD said the vandals would be charged to court as soon as investigations have been concluded.

The Lagos Herald

The Lagos Herald initiative trains individuals of all ages to be more discerning internet material consumers. With efforts particularly geared to engage Gen Z, college students, and older generations, we educate individuals on digital media literacy and fact-checking skills to recognize misinformation and disinformation. Our cutting-edge, digital-first program is continuously working to address the ever-changing world of disinformation on the internet. We think that when facts win, democracy triumphs.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top button