Police Recover Vandalized Transformer In Kwara
A gang of electric cable vandals in Ilorin, Kwara State early Thursday morning attempted to steal a transformer, stationed few meters away from Kwara state Government House on Ahmadu Bello Way, Ilorin.
The vandals, who were reportedly operating on an IBEDC transformer close to late Justice Mustapha Akanbi’s library at about 03:00 am, fled sighting police, and abandoned the transformer.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Okasanmi Ajayi, who confirmed the development, said that the items were recovered and subsequently handed over to the business manager, IBEDC, Challenge area, Ilorin, Mr. Olumide on behalf of the company.
He also said that efforts were going on to arrest the fleeing vandals and advised members of the public to be conscious of their environment at all times, report strange movements/actions to the police.
The state Police command also warned criminals moving around the Ilorin metropolis and its environs vandalizing public utilities to desist, saying that anybody arrested would be severely dealt with in accordance with the law.
“The Kwara State Police Command for the umpteenth time wishes to warn criminals moving around Ilorin Metro and its environs vandalizing public utilities that the command is all out to put a stop to the act, anybody arrested will be severely dealt with in accordance with the law.
“Today 9/6/2021 at about 0300hrs, intelligence available to the Command revealed that some vandals were operating on an IBEDC transformer close to Mustapha Akanbi’s library, the Commissioner of Police Kwara State, CP Mohammed Lawal Bagega psc immediately dispatched a team of operatives to the scene, on sighting the police, the vandals abandoned the vandalized transformer and took to their heels.
“The items were recovered and subsequently handed over to the Business Manager, IBEDC, Challenge area, Ilorin, Mr. Olumide on behalf of the company.
“Effort is ongoing to arrest the vandals.
“The CP wishes to advise members of the public to be conscious of their environment at all times, report strange movements/ actions to the police, please.”