Suspected transformer cable thief arrested in Osun

Operatives of the Osun Amotekun Corps has arrested a 24-year old man, Abiodun Timileyin for allegedly stealing electric transformer cables at Iwaro Community in Ilesa, Osun State.

Osun Amotekun Commander, Brig-Gen. Bashir Adewinmbi made this known in a statement made available to Journalists on Tuesday.

He added that the suspect was arrested in the act on Monday, at 4:00 a.m.

The Statement reads; “A young man, Abiodun Timileyin, 24, was arrested by operatives of Amotekun, in the early hours of Monday after he was spotted by residents stealing feeder pillar cables inside a transformer.

“The residents alerted operatives of Amotekun from Ilesa Area Command to the crime and our officers swiftly swung into action and arrested the suspect during the act.

“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the act and he had been handed over to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), with exhibits, for further investigation and prosecution.”

Similarly, Adewinmbi added that two suspected motorcycle thieves were arrested by local hunters in Aisu area of Ede, on Thursday and handed over to the Amotekun Corps.

The corps commander explained that the suspects gave a commercial motorcyclist beef jerky (kilishi) laced with sedative drug to eat and upon falling asleep, they made away with his motorcycle.

He said luck, however, ran against the suspects as local hunters that recognised the motorcycle, stopped them and asked about the whereabout of its owner.

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