Thieves In Tears After Being Caught Stealing MTN Solar Panels Worth N 14 Million
Thieves were caught carting away a veritable source of power to MTN mast worth N 14 Million in Ogun state. The three young men in Atan-Otta area of Ogun state were arrested by a group of vigilante attached to the state police command.
MTN management decided to install 12 solar power panels as it is well known that MTN mast needs to be ON for the entire 24 hours of the day, to service subscribers.
Against this well designed arrangement, a gang thieves besieged the site at Atan-Otta on Saturday, August 18, 2018, with the intent to cart away the entire solar power panels valued at N14 million.
Having succeeded in dismantling the source of power they ran out of luck when a group of vigilante members at Onigbongbo Phase 2 sighted them at about 12.30am on the fateful day and put a distress call across to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the station, SP Abiodun Salau.
SP Salau, led his team of patrol men to the scene and arrested three of the alleged vandals while other members of the syndicate escaped into a nearby bush.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated that the entire 12 solar power panels as well as a Volkswagen bus, popularly known as Danfo marked LND 10 XE, were recovered from the hoodlums.
He also gave out the names of the suspects as kehinde Yahya, 36,
Akeem Ademola, 36 and
Taofeek Oladele, 36.
He further said that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to FSARS for discreet investigation, even as he directed that serious manhunt should be launched for the fleeing members of the gang, with the view of bringing them to justice
The picture below displays the thieves caught stealing MTN solar panel worth N 14 Million.