By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Men of Ogun state police command on Saturday arrested three members of a syndicate who specialized in vandalizing telecommunications companies mast in Ibafo area.
The suspects Adeola Oyesanya, Bashiru Mohammed and Musa Mohammed were arrested following a report by a security guard attached to an MTN mast in papa Ibafo area that a group of thieves has invaded the site, vandalized and carted away 12 batteries valued at about N1.8 million.
On receiving the report, the DPO Ibafo SP Abiodun Ayinde quickly mobilized his anti-robbery men and moved to the scene.
On sighting the policemen, the suspects abandoned their loot and escaped to the nearby bush. The entire area was subsequently cordoned off by the policemen and the bush was properly combed as a result of which the first suspect Adeola Oyesanya was arrested.
His arrest led to the arrest of the other two suspects who are the receivers of stolen goods.
On interrogation, they all confessed to the commission of the crime and that they have been on the business for quite some time now.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police cp Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution