RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command at the early hours of yesterday foiled the theft of over 30 meter long cable powering Light-Up Lagos Project in Ogudu.
The two vandals on sighting RRS patrol vehicle inward Iyana Oworo jumped into the bush leaving behind an over 30 meter long cable on the road.
The vandal had drawn out the concealed cable on the road from the connecting point at the base of a lamp post when they sighted the operatives.
The leader of the RRS Team thereafter called officials of the Lagos State Electricity Board in charge of the area to come and see the incident before continuing their routine patrol of the area.
The RRS had in the wake of the launching of the project last year been patrolling the area over incessant vandalization of its cable.
About five people have so far been arrested on that axis over attempt to steal cable powering the project.
According to a release by the Squad, the operatives have commenced investigation with a view to arrest the fleeing suspects.