By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Men of Ogun state police command on Sunday arrested two members syndicate who specialized in vandalizing Telecom mast in Ifo local government area and its environ.
The suspects, Monsuru Bankole m’ 20yr and Kehinde Bello m’ 48yr were arrested following a distress call received by the police in Ifo division that hoodlums numbering about 10 had invaded a Airtel telecommunication mast at Abule Ogun area of the town and they were about carting away the back up batteries of the mast.
On receiving the distress call, the DPO Ifo division CSP Adekunle Samson quickly mobilized his anti-robbery team and swiftly moved to the scene. On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums took to their heels but they were hotly chased and two members of the gang were arrested while others escaped.
Recovered from them are: a Volkswagen bus with registration number APP 871 XH, 12 telecom back up batteries valued at about N3 million, gas cylinder, iron cutter, and other house breaking equipment.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police CP Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered a massive manhunt for the escaped members of the gang, he also directed that the arrested suspects be thoroughly investigated with the view of charging them to court as soon as possible.