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Police arrest two for alleged cable theft in Ogun


Two suspects, Tobi Shonibare and Odusanya Oni have been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command on charges of allegedly stealing electric cables valued at about ₦650,000 in the Isonyin community, located in the Ijebu North-East Local Government Area of the state.

According to the PUNCH, it was reported that the suspects were nabbed on June 7, 2024, while attempting to sell the allegedly stolen items.

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A community source, speaking anonymously due to the sensitivity of the matter, stated that the duo were first apprehended by Adeyemi Adeshina, a commander of the Social Orientation and Safety Corps (SAFE) in the community. The matter was then taken over by policemen from the Atan-Ijebu Division.

“The operatives of the SAFE corps usually patrol the area in the evening. But on Friday, during one of their routine patrols along the Imowo area of the community, they saw Shonibare and Oni and became very suspicious of the duo. They were carrying two sacks. It was during their interrogation that they discovered the bag was filled with electric cables. They were not able to provide satisfactory answers when they were questioned by the SAFE corps members,” the resident said.

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Confirming the arrest on Sunday, the spokesperson for the State Police Command, Omolola Odutola, stated that the two suspects had confessed to the crime and would be charged in court.

Odutola said, “The duo was interrogated after the matter was brought to our division in the area. They confessed to the crime. According to them, they stole the cable from a compound in the community. They will be charged after the completion of the investigation.”

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