Vigilante Group Nabs 5 Men In Modakeke For Vandalism

By Sodiq Lawal

A five-man gang said to be responsible for vandalism at Alapata area in Modakeke has been arrested by the men of Vigilante Service.

The suspects, Kunle Adedibu, Tunde Odetola, and two others were arrested on Saturday for alleged vandalism.

According to the vigilante man, Mr Adeniran Daniel told our correspondent on Sunday that nemesis caught up with the men as they were rounded up by the vigilante routine patrol team in the early hours of yesterday.

“The operation was carried out by our routine team patrolling that axis. They have observed the taxi for some time and waited for the owner. After some hours’ wait, the gang came out from the bush with some stolen cables, two motorcycles and the motor and loaded their car. Our team then acted promptly,” he said.

He added that the arrested gang had made useful statements which have been transferred, together with the men to the police for further investigation.

Items recovered from the suspects included three-roll of 150mm cable, one industrial electric motor, two motorcycles and the taxi cab.

Reps Move To Ensure Prosecution Of Electricity Equipment Vandals

The House of Representatives on Thursday mandated its committees on power, police affairs, interior, national security and intelligence and federal judicial to examine and find out ways to prosecute vandals of electricity infrastructure across the country.

This resolution followed an adopted motion sponsored by Hon. Francis Charles Uduyok.

The lawmaker, in his lead debate, said the failure to prosecute vandals is majorly responsible for the epileptic supply of power in the federation.

Uduyok disclosed that the country loses about five hundred million naira (N500,000,000) annually because of vandalization of electrical equipment.

He said section 1 (9) and (10) of the miscellaneous offences act, cap. M17, laws of the federation of Nigeria, 2004 prescribes punishment for vandalization of power equipment.