Ekiti police arrest two former NEPA officials over stolen transformers

Ekiti police arrest two former NEPA officials over stolen transformers

The police in Oyo State have arrested two former employees of the defunct National Electricity Power Authority (NEPA) and a phony military personnel on suspicion of transformer theft and illegal possession of firearms.

On Monday, October 31, the suspects were paraded before newsmen alongside fifteen other criminals at the state police command’s headquarters in Ibadan.

SP Adewale Osifeso, the state Police Public Relations Officer, told journalists that the command’s anti-crime patrol arrested the two former NEPA employees after receiving credible intelligence about their activities.

Osifeso said that the suspects were arrested on Saturday at Aroje area of Ogbomoso. He said that five other suspects were arrested along with the former NEPA staff over the alleged transformer theft.

He added that one big transformer valued at N5 million and a Toyota DAINA Truck used to convey the transformer were recovered from the suspects.

The PPRO said the suspects confessed to having removed the transformer from where it was installed for onward movement to their criminal receiver in Lagos State.

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