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Osun Amotekun nabs serial cables thief

Michael Ofulue, Osogbo

Operatives of Osun Amotekun Corps have apprehended a serial thief, one Jimoh Sodiq, who specialised in stealing transformers’ cables and electric aluminum wires within Osogbo metroplis.

The suspect, an indigene of Ikirun and resident of Sabo in Osogbo, was reportedly caught while stealing electric aluminum wire at Sawmill Area, Ido-Osun in Egbedore Local Government of Osun State.

According to reports, the suspect was arrested at Ido-Osun at about 5:15 am by the men of Amotekun Egbedore Command who were on routine patrol and surveillance in the area.

Reports said the hoodlum was caught in the act after using a plier to cut aluminum electric wires on three electric poles in the Sawmill Area, Ido-Osun.

Confirming the arrest to newsmen in Osogbo, the Corps Commander of Osun Amotekun Corps, Brig. Gen. Bashir Adewinmbi, disclosed that the operatives of the corps arrested the suspect who specialised in stealing Transformers’  cables and Electric Aluminum wires.

He said the suspect used to take the stolen cables to sell to his customers in another town.

The Amotekun boss said the suspect confessed to the crime and revealed that he had been in the act before nemesis caught up with him.

“He confessed to the act and this is not his first time of perpetrating same act of removing cables of transformers and electric aluminum wire and selling them to his customers in another town.

“The suspect also mentioned four of his gang members, namely, Saheed, Musibau, Boyee, and Wasiu, who he claimed work with him to perpetrate the act.

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” He added that they vandalize electric poles and carted away electrical aluminum wires found on the poles while they terrorise some areas in Osogbo, Ido-Osun, Cocoa Factory House Ede, Okinni, and Owode community.”

According to the Amotekun boss, the suspect has been handed over to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), for subsequent interrogation and prosecution.

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