Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ondo State Command have arrested the head of a notorious criminal syndicate for vandalizing electrical Installations and Transformer in Ipesi Community, Akoko South East Local Government Area of the state.
While parading the Suspect at the command’s Headquarters, Alagbaka Akure, the state Commandant of NSCDC, Eweka Edenabu said that a four-man gang has been holding Ipesi Community to ransom by vandalizing their transformer.
He said the activities of the gang has put the community in total blackout.
Eweka said the arrest was made possible through credible intelligence gathering by his o fficers and men deployed to the area in collaboration with other sister agencies.
He added that the suspect, Owolabi Taiwo, aged 27years was arrested with a huge electrical armoured cable and some tools being used to perpetrate the evil act.
According to him, efforts are in top gear to apprehend the three other suspects who are currently at large.
The suspect, according to a statement issued by the command’s spokesperson, Olufemi Omole will be charged to court for offences which contravenes Section 3 of the Miscellaneous Offences Act, LFN 1990.
The Commandant said, “As a Security Agency saddled with the mandate of Safeguarding all Critical National Assets and Infrastructure, NSCDC Ondo State Command will undauntedly continue to discharge its Statutory responsibilities at all times”
He also issued a stern warning to all criminally minded persons in the state to either relocate or face the full wrath of the law.