The Police Command in Lagos State has arrested two suspected telecommunication cable thieves in different parts of Lagos.
The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest in a statement on Monday.
He identified the arrested suspects as Akpan Fortune aged 28 and Stanley Umebuane aged 24
Hundeyin said the suspects were arrested in Ikeja and Ikoyi on Sunday, November 6, 2022, by officials of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) on routine patrol.
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“Fortune was arrested in the morning on Acme Crescent, Agidingbi, Ikeja after accessing and vandalizing telecommunication and generator cables in a substation in the area.
“Umebuane on his part was caught in the act by an RRS team on routine patrol on Sunday night at Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, digging up electricity cables with a shovel.
“Recovered from them were a shovel and different types of vandalized cables.”
He said commander, Rapid Response Squads (RRS), CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi has since transferred the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti for further investigation and prosecution.