- Three thieves in Ogun state have been arrested by the police command for stealing 12 MTN solar panels
- Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Onigbongbo Phase 2, SP Abiodun Salau, revealed that the solar panels are worth about N14 million
- Revealing the identities of the thieves as Kehinde Yahya, Akeem Ademola, and Taofeek Oladele, Salau said that other members of the gang fled the scene of the crime when policemen came around
The police command in Ogun have nabbed three men in the Atan-Otta area of the state for stealing 12 MTN solar panels worth N14 million, Yabaleft reports.
The criminal trio identified as Kehinde Yahya, Akeem Ademola, and Taofeek Oladele (all 36 years of age) dismantled the source of power on Saturday, August 18, but met their doom when a group of vigilante members at Onigbongbo Phase 2 saw them around 12.30am and contacted the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the station, SP Abiodun Salau.
With immediate response, Salau led his team of patrolmen to the scene and arrested three of the alleged vandals while other members of the syndicate fled into hiding in a nearby forest.
Concerning the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a press statement said the entire 12 solar power panels as well as a Volkswagen bus, popularly known as Danfo marked LND 10 XE, were recovered from the criminals.
Oyeyemi also stated that the state commissioner of police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (FSARS) for deeper investigation, adding that a search operation should be carried out for the rest thieves who are at large.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that the Ogun state police command had arrested Evans Ajao and Isaiah Aigba, two suspected robbers who allegedly specialised in snatching motorcycles from Nigeria and selling them to their clients in the Republic of Benin.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state police public relations officer, said Ajao and Aigba were arrested on Wednesday, April 25 at Baagbon village, in the Odeda area of the state.
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