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Lagos RRS arrests five telecoms cable thieves in Ikoyi

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Lagos Police Command on Thursday said the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) arrested five suspected telecoms cable thieves in Ikoyi.

In a statement by the command spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin, he said the suspects are Yekini Mohammed (52), Mohammed Abdullahi (37), Tukur Mukaila (42), Abdulrazaq Abdulrahmon (25) and Danladi Nura (45).

He said the suspects were arrested at about 2:30 am on Wednesday, September 8, 2022, by police officers on patrol at Oyinkan Abayomi, off Alexander Road, Ikoyi, with a white Volkswagen T4 bus with the registration number, KTU 357 YF.

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“The suspects had dug up a 20-metre long telecommunication cable which they were about to move into the white bus. Also found in their possession were two diggers and two shovels.

“On interrogation, the driver of the bus, Yekini Mohammed, explained that he was invited to the location by the others who are scrap and metal dealers to pick up scrap materials at different areas in Victoria Island and Ikoyi for delivery at Lakulaku, Obalende, where they sell them off.

“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Abiodun Alabi has directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti for further investigation and prosecution,” the Police said.

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