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Police nab One person for vandalizing IBEDC transformer



Police in Ogun State have arrested one Adewole Adekunle for allegedly vandalizing and stealing parts of a power transformer belonging to the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC).

The suspect was nabbed Friday by police officers attached to the Owode Egba Police Division, Ogun State Command, who recovered the vandalized transformer at Showo community, along the Kobape axis of the Sagamu-Abeokuta highway.

The police spokesperson in Ogun, Omolola Odutola, said on Saturday that the man’s arrest followed a complaint by villagers who hinted to the police about the gang’s activities in the community at 04:30 a.m.

Following this information, Odutola said the DPO of Owode Egba Police Division, CSP Popoola Olasunkanmi, led his men to swiftly respond to the distress call, “leading to the arrest of one Adewole Adekunle’ M’, who lives at 28, Eleko, Aja Lagos.”

According to her, other gang members fled into a nearby bush while abandoning a Volkswagen bus with a Lagos number plate, EKY 202 YG, along with its document.

She disclosed that police are currently expediting efforts “to track down other members of the notorious vandals and arrest them for possible prosecution.”

She added that the Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Abiodun Alamutu, had ordered that the culprit be charged to court immediately after investigations were concluded to deter other intending vandals.

Alamutu warned scavengers to steer clear of government properties or face full wrath of the law.