Two men, believed to be members of a twelve-man syndicate who specialized in vandalism and theft of public electricity materials have been apprehended by security agents in Apapa.
A statement by the Head, Corporate Communications of Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Godwin Idemudia in Lagos over the weekend, disclosed that luck ran out of the men when they were trying to load about 12meters of stolen underground armoured cable into their vehicle.
According to the company, the vandalized HV underground armoured cable was from vanilla 11kv feeder radiating from Apapa injection sub-station.
The statement said investigations into the matter were ongoing while the two suspects and other accomplices would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.
Idemudia said the arrest of the two suspects underscored the need for all communities to keep a vigilant watch on electricity facilities in their areas.
The incident, he added also proved that the belief in some quarters that staff of electricity distribution companies were the ones engaging in vandalism and theft of electricity equipment was wrong and far from the truth.
None of the people usually caught for the criminal act was ever found to be an employee of EKEDC or that of any distribution company.