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Teenagers steal high-voltage power line in Osun

Two youngsters, Jelili and Babatunde, have been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Hunters and Forest Safety Service for stealing a excessive stress energy line in Arola village in Ede, Osun State.

A safety supply, who requested anonymity as a result of he was not licensed to launch the knowledge, instructed The RexGists on Wednesday that the suspects have been arrested round 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday within the bushes in Arola village.

Earlier than they have been arrested, the suspects had efficiently lower the electrical energy cables of the high-voltage pylons within the space and have been about to flee, he stated.

The supply stated hunters had been monitoring the suspects’ actions within the space for a while earlier than they have been finally arrested whereas committing the crime.

“We caught them within the bush round 3:30pm. The officers of Nigeria Hunters and Forest Safety Service in Ede arrested the 2 suspected vandals on Tuesday.

“They have been caught stealing excessive stress wire in Akoda/Arola space of ​​Ede. The primary suspect has been recognized as Babatunde whereas the second suspect is Akeem. They’re each 19 years previous. Now we have handed them over to NSCDC officers for additional investigation.

“Now we have been watching the suspects for some time. Criminals use the bushes as cowl, however it was simple for us to lie down within the bushes and catch them as a result of we all know the terrain very effectively,” the safety supply stated.

When contacted, the spokesperson of the Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps in Osun State, Kehinde Adeleke, stated the suspects have been within the custody of the Command.

She stated: “It’s true. They’re in our custody. The investigation goes effectively. They will seem in court docket on Thursday.”

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