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Two nabbed for stealing Etisalat equipment

Jun 18, 2017

Two men have been arrested by the police in Ogun for allegedly stealing equipment belonging to troubled telecoms operator, Etisalat.

 

The thieves allegedly broke into the Isara-Remo site of the communications outfit carting away eight heavy duty batteries valued at N1.2 million, the police said.

 

The Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday said the suspects were arrested on Saturday following a tip off.

 

The suspects and the stolen equipment

The suspects and the stolen equipment

Mr. Oyeyemi explained that the two suspects, Bashiru Jelili and Madu Nwete, were arrested following a tip off about their activities and their hideout.

 

‘They have earlier broke into the site of the communication giant where the heavy-duty batteries were stolen and sold to one Obinna who is now at large,” he said.

 

He said investigation revealed that the said Obinna is known for receiving stolen properties in the area.

 

Mr. Oyeyemi said the arrested suspects have made confessional statements and all the stolen batteries has been recovered.

 

He said efforts are on to apprehend the fleeing Obinna, adding that the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has directed that the suspects be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

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