Sunday, 6th of June 2021 was a bad day for four men as they were arrested by operatives of Ogun State Police Command for stealing an MTN mast generator.
The suspects, Clement Idenyi 42 years, Orogade Olalere 41 years, Ademola Adekunle 53 years and Tunde Adewale were arrested following an information received by the DPO Sango Ota Divisional Headquarters.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, PPRO, Ogun State Police Command in press statement stated that the gang have concluded plan to break into and steal the (FG Wilson) generator providing power to the MTN mast, located at No7, Akintunde street Oando Ijoko Ota.
Oyeyemi noted: “On the strength of the information, the DPO Sango Ota division, CSP Godwin Idehai detailed his surveillance team to cordone off and monitor the area.
“At about 5 am, the suspects arrived the scene with an Hiab Truck with which they lifted the generator, unknown to them that they were being monitored. As soon as they lifted the generator into the truck, the policemen swooped on them and apprehended three of the suspects.
“On interrogation, it was discovered that, Clement Idenyi who incidentally is the site maintenance engineer masterminded the crime.
“Further investigation revealed that Tunde Adewale had already been contacted, and had agreed to buy the generator from them if they succeeded in stealing it, he also provided them with logistics to make the stealing easier, hence he was equally apprehended.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun who commended the proactive move as well as determination of his men in bringing the suspects to book, has ordered a thorough investigation of the case with the view of arraigning the suspects before a court of competent jurisdiction as soon as investigation is concluded.
“The CP therefore warned criminals to stop testing the resolve of the command to deal with any act of criminality, as doing so will always spell doom for them.”