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3 arrested for looting MTN mast in Ogun

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The 3 suspects arrested by Police for vandalising and stealing MTN mast in Ogun

Police operatives in Ogun have arrested Kabiru Olusola, 27, Taye Daniel, 43 and Afeez Balogun, 47, for allegedly vandalising and stealing equipment at MTN mast installed at Kuta area along Agbara Expressway of the state.

The three suspects were arrested at about 6.00 a.m. on Jan. 18, while committing the crime following a distress call to the Divisional Headquarters, Atan-Ota, Ogun Police Command DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said in a statement issued in Ota, Ogun.

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

“Upon the distress call, the Divisional 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. (NAN)

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