RRS arrest suspected Light-Up Lagos cable-thieft syndicate

The operatives of Rapid Response Squad RRS of Lagos State Police Command, yesterday arrested a 6-man syndicate which allegedly specialized in vandalizing and stealing light-up Lagos cable wire, street lamps and light poles installed by the Ambode-led administration to illuminate the State.

The suspects, Tunde Alaba, 29, Saheed Ismail, 27, Deji Afolorunso, 26, Sunday Obasanmi, 27, Jelili Abodunrin, 32, and Taofeek Oyedele, 28, were apprehended at about 2:30 am, under the bridge at CMS after destroying the streetlights powering the area and its environs.

It was gathered that the RRS operatives who were patrolling the area, sighted them in the act of pulling down the street lamps, cables and poles, before mobilising more officers for their eventual arrest and movement to RRS Headquarters, Alausa.

The suspects, who confessed to the crime during interrogation and revealed that they have been living under the bridge for about 4 years, have been transferred to the Lagos State Environmental Task Force for prosecution.

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