Police arrest two suspected vandals in Ifo
Two suspects, Monsuru Bankole and Kehinde Bello have been arrested by the police for vandalising a telecommunication mast in Ifo Local Government Area.
According to a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects, Monsuru and Kehinde who are 20-year-old and 48-year-old respectively, were arrested following a distress call received from residents of the area.
“The hoodlums numbering about 10 invaded an Airtel telecommunication mast at Abule Ogun area of the town and they were about carting away the backup batteries of the mast,” Oyeyemi said, per Channels TV.
“On receiving the distress call, the Divisional Police Officer Ifo division, a Chief Superintendent of Police, 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,” the statement partly read.
A Volkswagen bus with registration number APP 871 XH, had 12 telecoms back up batteries valued at about N3million, gas cylinder, iron cutter, and other house breaking equipment were recovered from the suspects.
The Commissioner of Police, 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.