Ogun residents nab suspect vandalising N779,000 electric cable

The residents of Ojo Street in the Aregbe area of Abeokuta South, Ogun State, have nabbed one Oduwole Abayomi vandalising an electric cable worth N779,000 on August 22, 2023.

The 32-year-old suspect was said to have entered a compound belonging to Adeyemi Olukayode and vandalised some newly installed electric cables in the house.

While the suspect was carrying out the act, PUNCH Metro gathered that some residents of the community had sighted him while scaling over the fence to gain entrance into the compound.

A source in the community who did not want to be mentioned because he was not authorized to speak for the community said the residents jointly pursued the suspect when he came out with a sack after some minutes.

The source said, “We were waiting for him to come out. And when he did, he was with a sack, so we alerted the others, pursued him, and apprehended him.”

Speaking with PUNCH Metro on Thursday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect had been charged in court.

“After the suspect was handed over to a patrol team, we have already charged him to court,” the police spokesperson told our correspondent via WhatsApp chat.

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