Lagos Police Busts Bridge Rods Vandal Syndicate, Apprehends Suspect, Recovers Operational Tools



The long arm of the law has caught up  with a member of a notorious bridge rods vandal, following his arrest by police operatives in Lagos.

It was exclusively gathered that the suspect, Austin Emmanuel, 38, was nabbed by police operatives attached to Badia Division on the Ijora Olopa axis of the Apapa bridge.

Our correspondent gathered that he was aporehended at about 11.00pm on Thursday by a patrol team, while vandalising the iron rods on top of the bridge.

It was reliably gathered that operational tools which include a sledge hammer and shape knife were recoverd from him.

As learnt, he confessed to the crime, even as he disclosed that he has vandalised iron rods on the bridge thrice  and other public installations before his arrest.

The suspect, who disclosed that he lives in Apapa area of the state, however declined to name other members of his gang.

Efforts to get the comment of the Spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command SP Benjamin Hundeyin proved abortive as at time of filing the report.

However, an impeccable police source confirmed the arrest of the suspect, saying it was based on a distress call from.a concerned member of the public.

The source, who preferred to be anonymous, disclosed that the suspect has been transferred to the CP’s Special Squad for discreet Investigation.


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