Four suspected electric cable vandals have been arrested by operatives of the Ekiti State Amotekun Corps, in Ilupeju Ekiti in Oye Ekiti Local Government Area of the state.
Ekiti Amotekun Corps Commander, Brig. Gen. Joe Komolafe (retd) also revealed that a motorcycle thief was also apprehended by the Amotekun operatives.
“The four suspects went from Ado Ekiti to attack a building in Ilupeju Ekiti, where they stole all the electric cables in the house. The people around the area suspected their movements, and of course the bags they were carrying.
“The people raised the alarm and drew the attention of our men. We searched them and we discovered the cables in the bags, following which they confessed to the crime.
“The fifth suspect was caught in the act of stealing a motorcycle alongside a fleeing colleague on Friday. Our men arrested him when he was trying to steal the motorcycle. We got a distress call and unfortunately for him, we arrested him in the process, while his friend fled.
“The five suspects will be handed over to the police for further investigation while efforts will be intensified to arrest the fleeing friend of the suspected Okada robber.”
One of the suspected electric cable vandals identified himself simply as Ojo and also claimed that he is a 300-level law student in a Nigerian university. Ojo said he stole the cables to raise money for his school fees as his mother who eloped with her lover has failed to pay his school fees.
The 18-year-old student said;
“I lost my father years ago and my mother has stopped financing my education in the university after eloping with another man. I am a 300-level law student. I came to Ekiti to ‘hustle’ for money to pay my school fees.
“I have never been involved in any crime in my life and I regret doing this. I want the government to have mercy on me and allow me to return to my education. I want to be a lawyer.”