Light Up Lagos Project: Cable vandals, including a 3-time ex-convict, nabbed

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Light Up Lagos Project: Cable vandals, including a 3-time ex-convict, nabbed

About 24 hours after the arrest of a cable vandal by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command, another cable thief was apprehended on Oba Akran Road, Ikeja, Lagos early Wednesday morning.

The first vandal, Bayo Agboola, a 30-year-old 3-time ex-convict and cart pusher, was arrested on Oba Akran road at 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, with a hand-saw and two sets of cutting pliers trying to cut a cable from an unlit lamp post.

The second vandal, Abubakar Usman, 27, from Jigawa State, was arrested on Oba Akran at 4:00 a.m. Ikeja, almost at the same spot Agboola was arrested the previous day.

Usman, who was also arrested with a hand-saw and two pieces of cut cables measuring up to 2 meters each, said “My Boss, Mandela buys anything electrical from us. He buys cable at a very good price.”

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