Stolen Transformer Cables: Ogun police Arrests Three Buyers

Ogun Busts Network Behind Transformer Cables Theft: Three Arrested

In a swift operation, the Ogun So-Safe Corps apprehended three suspects for purchasing stolen transformer armored cables valued at ₦9.8 million. The arrests took place on Thursday, around 7:00 p.m., in the OPIC Estate located within the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.

According to a statement released by State Commander Soji Ganzallo, through Assistant Commander Moruf Yusuf, Director of Information and Public Relations, the arrests were made possible by the corps’ surveillance team acting on a tip. The team received intel that stolen cables were being sold in the area.

“Prior to the arrests,” Ganzallo explained, “information reached the corps that unknown individuals had vandalized and stolen transformer armored cables valued at ₦9.8 million.” He further stated that Area Commander Adeosun Adeniyi and his team were tasked with apprehending the perpetrators within 48 hours.

CABLES

The apprehended suspects, identified as Mansirina Usman (27), Janadu Ahyarn (20), and Husseni Abdullahi (20), confessed to purchasing the stolen cables from two individuals currently at large – Mustapha and Minister. Usman reportedly bought 30kg of cable for ₦300,000, while Ahyarn and Abdullahi purchased 25kg and 20kg for ₦250,000 and ₦200,000 respectively.

In addition to the cable pieces, authorities recovered various items from the suspects, including:

  • Four cut-off armored cables
  • ₦18,850 cash
  • Three Android phones
  • Two wristwatches
  • Two unmarked TVS motorcycles

 

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The suspects and the recovered evidence have been transferred to the Agbara Divisional Headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force for further investigation and potential prosecution.

State Commander Ganzallo concluded the statement by commending the surveillance team’s swift action and reiterating the Ogun So-Safe Corps’ commitment to combating criminal activity within the state.

Content Credit| Ogunsanya Sidikat Tolani

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