Dismissed policeman, one other arrested for stealing manhole covers

Lagos-  The police in Lagos have arrested the son of a retired Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and one other person for allegedly vandalising and stealing manhole covers.

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The Lagos State Police Rapid Respond Squad (RRS) Commander, ACP Olatunji Disu, made the disclosure in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos.

The statement said that the ex-police officer’s son was dismissed from the Nigeria Police before he took to crime.

It said the dismissed policeman, one Earnest Young, 30, and his accomplice, Rasheed Tiamiyu (20), were arrested on Eko Bridge around 10 p.m. on Tuesday.

“They were arrested in possession of manhole covers vandalised and stolen on Eko Bridge.

“’The suspects claimed they saw the manhole covers and planned to sell to cart pushers.

“They also claimed that both of them sleep and work as load carriers at Ijora Motor Park,’’ the statement said.

It noted that suspects’ action posed a great danger to road users, adding that uncovered manholes could cause accident, particularly at night.

The statement advised parents to monitor the activities of their wards, warning that Lagos would not be a breeding ground for criminals.
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It said that the suspects had been charged to court on Wednesday. (NAN)

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