Detectives from Meiran division of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested 35 years old Emmanuel Aaron for allegedly vandalizing a telecommunication mast in Isoto area of Meiran.
The suspect and his gang had allegedly arrived the location of the telecommunication mast around 3am on Wednesday in their operational van.
Hiding under the covers of darkness, the suspects allegedly removed 12 solar batteries uses to powered the mast
Unfortunately for them, they were sighted by a resident of the area who raised the alarm that led to the arrest 9f the suspect.
While Emmanuel Aaron was nabbed, other members of his gang bolted away leaving the batteries that have been dismantled behind.
Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest.
Hundeyin revealed that the suspects had successfully loaded the batteries in their operational bus, a Ford with registration number FKJ 519 YF, before his arrest.
“His conspirators (still at large) took to their heels upon sighting the policemen. Investigation is ongoing to arrest fleeing conspirators. Suspects would be arraigned at the conclusion of investigations” he said.
On his part, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, commended residents of Lagos State for always promptly alerting the authorities of the presence of suspicious person/happenings.
He assured them that the Command would not relent in its resolve to continually make the state safe for everyone.