Lagos RRS nabs suspected cable vandals

CITIZENS COMPASS+ OPERATIVES of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), in Lagos State, have arrested two suspected cable vandals in different parts of Lagos.

The suspects, Akpan Fortune, 28 and Stanley Umebuane, 24 were arrested in Ikeja and Ikoyi on Sunday, November 6, 2022.

Spokesperson, Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, who disclosed this on Monday, in a statement said Fortune was arrested in the morning on Acme Crescent, Agidingbi, Ikeja after accessing and vandalizing telecommunication and generating sets cables in a substation in the area.

Umebuane on his part was caught in the act by an RRS team on routine patrol on Sunday night at Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, digging up electricity cables with a shovel.

Recovered from them were a shovel and different types of vandalized cables.

Commander, Rapid Response Squads (RRS), CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi has since transferred the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti for further investigation and prosecution.


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