The Kogi state police Command says it has apprehended two suspected
Electric Power Line equipment vandals and recovered items from them.
The Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) of the command, DSP William Ovye Aya, on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, CP Ede said Preliminary investigation reveals that the electrical items were stolen from Igara Area in Edo state.
The statement reads “Police operatives attached to Akpafa Division in Ogori/Magongo Local Government Area while on a routine patrol at about 0430hrs along Igarra- Edo-Okene road intercepted a white Peugeot Boxer with Registration number Kaduna DKA 447 ZY conveying RMU Transformer, three copper armoured cables with inscription BEDC EDO State with seven occupants.
“It was further discovered that the same set of people passed through the route at about 1930hrs of 2/7/202.
“In the process, two suspects were arrested while others escaped into the bush. Preliminary investigation revealed that, items were stolen from Igara Area/Edo.
“Efforts are being intensified to arrest other fleeing suspects. While investigation is in progress.