Three men were arrested for vandalising MTN mast in Atan Ota, Ogun State

The police men have arrested three men for vandalising the mast of the telecommunication giant, MTN Nigeria, in Atan area of Ado odo Ota local government Ogun state.

The three suspects namely Kehinde Yahaya, 36, Akeem Adetona, 36 and Taofeek Olalere, 36 were arrested following a distress call made to the DPO Atan Ota division, SP Abiodun Salau, at about 12 midnight by the vigilante men at Onigbogbo Phase II that a group of thieves have burgled the MTN mast and were carting away 12 solar power panels valued at about N14million.


Following the distress call, the DPO led his patrol men to the scene where three of the hoodlums were arrested while others escaped into the nearby bush.

Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident, said items recovered from the suspects are the 12 solar panels as well as their operational Volkswagen bus with registration number Lagos LND 10 XE.

He said the commissioner of police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) for discreet investigation. The CP equally directed that serious manhunt should be launched for the fleeing members of the gang with the view of bringing them to justice.

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