Two former employees of the defunct National Electricity Power Authority (NEPA) and a fake military personnel have been arrested by the Oyo state police command over alleged transformer theft and unlawful possession of firearms.
The suspects were paraded before newsmen alongside fifteen other criminals at the state police command’s headquarters in Ibadan on Monday, October 31.
Briefing journalists, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Adewale Osifeso, said that the command’s anti-crime patrol arrested the two former NEPA employees following 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.