3 men arrested with weapons while vandalising MTN mast in Ogun State
According to PM Express, the trio were 38-year old Balogun Lukman who resided at 3 K&S Street, Ikotun Lagos, 39- year old Sunday Kayode a resident of Isheri Compound Lagos and Atanda Abiodun of 25 Egbeda/Akowonjo Road, Bakery bus-stop Lagos.
They were arrested on 27th of April, 2018, by the police patrol team of Ishara Division led by the DPO, CSP Ysusf Taiwo.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects who were five in number all came in a blue coloured Ford bus with registration number OYO NRK 842 XA, at night.
They were said to have vandalised parts of the mast which included three heavy duty batteries and small cutters and already had some telecommunication gadgets kept in their vehicle.
They ran out of luck around 2am while the police were on patrol. On sighting the policemen, they all took to their heels but were pursued and arrested by the policemen while two of them escaped.
‘Our men while on patrol saw some men vandalising a certain telecommunication mast at Ishara and they were arrested while they tried to escape the scene. They were arrested with the bus they came with and some dangerous weapons were also found on them.
Two of them however escaped, but investigations are already on-going and the culprits are helping the police with information on their other accomplices “
The Commissioner of Police Ogun, CP Ahmed Iliyasu, who decribed the incident as a total act of barbarity and callousness, has ordered a full scale investigation into the case with the view to arresting the suspects that escaped and charging them to court as soon as possible.
He further mentioned that the state security under him is of topmost priority and there will be no hiding place for criminals