Amotekun arrests suspected transformer cable thief in Osun

Osun Amotekun Corps on Tuesday said it arrested a 24-year-old man for allegedly stealing electric transformer cables in Iwaro Community in Ilesa, Osun State.

Brig-Gen. Bashir Adewinmbi, Osun Amotekun Commander, made this known in a statement, adding that the suspect was arrested in the act on Monday at 4:00 a.m.

“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.

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“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 the 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 a sedative drug to eat, and upon falling asleep, they made away with his motorcycle.

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

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Adewinmbi applauded the local hunters for arresting the suspects, who specialised in stealing motorcycles in Ede town, calling on commercial motorcyclists and residents always to be careful of strangers offering them gifts or food.

He said the arrested suspects had been handed over to the police for subsequent investigation and prosecution. (NAN)

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