Teenagers Arrested For Stealing High Tension Cables In Osun

Teenagers Arrested For Stealing High Tension Cables In Osun | Daily Report Nigeria

Two Underage boys have been apprehended for allegedly stealing electricity cables in Osun state.

According to a security source who pleased anonymity, the two boys, simply identified as Jelili and Babatunde, were nabbed by the Nigerian Hunters and Forest Security Service for stealing a high-tension electricity cable in Arola village in Ede, Osun State.


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The eyewitness, while speaking with PUNCH Metro on Wednesday, also noted that the hunters had laid ambush in the bush, waiting for them, and eventually arrested while perpetrating the crime.


“We caught them around 3:30 pm inside the bush. The operatives of the Nigeria Hunters and Forest Security Service in Ede arrested the two suspected vandals on Tuesday.

They were caught stealing high-tension cable around the Akoda/Arola area in Ede. The first suspect is identified as Babatunde, while the second suspect is Akeem. They are both 19 years of age. We have handed them over to the NSCDC officers for further investigation.


“We have monitored the suspects over a period of time. Criminals are using the bush for cover, but it was easy for us to lay in the bush and get them because we know the terrain very well,” the security source said

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Speaking on the incident, the spokesperson for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Osun State, Kehinde Adeleke, said, “It is true. They are in our custody. The investigation is progressing well. They may go to court on Thursday.”

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