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RRS Arrest Suspected Cable Vandal

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Posted: Apr 4, 2016 at 4:51 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Chukwudi Nweje, Lagos

The Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos Police Command have arrested a suspected vandal for allegedly stealing 35 meters of armoured cable, property of the Light Up Lagos project.
It was gathered that the RRS operatives on routine surveillance sighted the suspect, Lucky Udeagwu, 29, from Delta State, along with two others, now at large, coming out of the bush towards Ogudu, around 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, carrying a big sac.
The suspects on seeing the RRS patrol were said to have ran in different directions forcing the patrol to chase them.

Inspector Bello Kabir, the RRS team leader said they were on patrol of Oworoshoki Express way inward Alapere when they sighted the vandals.

“Early this Saturday morning, we saw Lucky and two other guys carrying a big sack coming towards Ogudu Bus Stop. Because it was a straight road, we could see them from afar. They dropped the bag at the Bus Stop.
“As they sighted RRS vehicle, they took to their heels in different directions but we caught Lucky. We were suspicious that what would make them run when they saw us must be something criminal. We checked the bag and we saw a 35 meter long armoured cable. Beside the bag was a camouflage cap,” Inspector Kabir said.
He added that “on the spot, we searched him. We found in his small bag, screw drivers, 10 spanner and a T – shirt. The 10 spanner is the size of the bolts covering the street lights in this area.
The suspect however denied involvement in the vandalism.
He said, “I got to Ogudu Bus Stop something to 3:00 a.m. on Saturday. It is true those boys watched the express before dropping the sack containing the cable.
“I got out early because I was searching for work. I wanted to get to Ikorodu early so that I can get site job. I saw those two boys brought that bag from a nearby bus and as soon as they saw the police, they ran and I followed them.
“Those working tools in my bag are what I use to service my generator. It is true I was arrested at about 3:11 because the officer a showed me the clock in his car. I am not one of those boys,” he said.

Dolapo Badmus, Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) confirmed the arrest and added that the suspect has been transferred to SARS’s office in Ikeja.
She said that the state would not tolerate vandalism and sabotage of governments’ efforts.