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Brothers Arrested for Vandalizing Transformer Cables in Lagos

Lagos State’s Rapid Response Squad has confirmed the apprehension of two brothers, Igwe Kingsley and Igwe Chinedu, by alert residents of Onitiri Avenue in Abule Egba. The duo was caught red-handed in the act of vandalizing transformer cables in the area. The vigilant citizens swiftly handed them over to the Oko-Oba Divisional Police officers, along with the confiscated exhibits.

In a separate incident, officers from the Ilupeju Division, during routine patrols along the Bypass Axis, arrested Mohammed Ibrahim, aged 31. Ibrahim was found to be in possession of vandalized cable wires. Preliminary investigations suggest that he had been systematically targeting underground cable wires prior to his arrest.

The arrests highlight the ongoing battle against vandalism in Lagos, a problem that not only disrupts essential services but also poses significant safety hazards to the public. Transformer cables are vital components of the city’s infrastructure, and their destruction can result in power outages and other serious consequences.

Authorities have reiterated the importance of community involvement in combating such crimes, emphasizing the critical role of vigilant citizens in assisting law enforcement efforts. They have urged residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities promptly.

As investigations into these incidents continue, residents are reminded to stay vigilant and cooperate with law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety and security of their communities.

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