Osun Amotekun arrests electric wire thief

Osun Amotekun arrests electric wire thief

Operatives of the Osun Amotekun Corps have apprehended a suspect, Jimoh Sodiq, for theft of aluminium wire.

The arrest of Sodiq, 20, an indigene of Ikirun who resides in Sabo, Osogbo, was announced by the Amotekun Corps Commander, Brigadier General Bashir Adewinmbi (retd), on Thursday in Osogbo.

Adewinmbi stated that the culprit was arrested in the Sawmill area, Ido-Osun, Egbedore Local Government Area of Osun State.

According to him: “The suspect was arrested on Monday at Ido-Osun around 5:15 am by the operatives of Amotekun Egbedore Command, who were on a routine patrol. He was caught in the act after using a plier to cut the aluminium electric wire on three electric poles in the Sawmill area of Ido-Osun.

“He confessed to the act and this is not the first time he has perpetrated the same act by removing the cables of transformers and electric aluminium wire and selling them to his customer in another town. He also mentioned four gang members, Saheed, Musibau, Boyee, and Wasiu, who worked with him to perpetrate the act, where they vandalised electric poles and carted away electrical aluminium wires found on the poles and that they terrorised some areas in Osogbo [such as] Ido-Osun, Cocoa Factory House Ede, Okinni, and Owode Community.”

Adewinmbi said the suspect has been handed over to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, for subsequent interrogation and prosecution.

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