Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Osun State Command, has paraded six suspects for economic sabotage bothering on alleged tampering with meters in their residences to circumvent appropriate payment for energy consumed.
The suspects were arrested at the weekend in Ota-Efun area, Osogbo, Osun State, during a joint operation of Nigeria Security and NSCDC and Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC).
While parading the suspects at NSCDC’s state headquarters, Osogbo, Osun State, Commandant Agboola Sunday, said that the suspects confessed to have committed the offence leveled against them.
He, therefore, called on members of the public to be a part of continuing efforts at safeguarding critical national asset in their neighbourhoods by reporting activities of vandals to the corps.
Also, one Sodiq Oriola Ayanleye, (m) 40 years old, was paraded for collecting the sum of N13 million from one Samuel under the pretense of helping him to buy five plots of land at Ikorodu, Lagos State.
While making his confessional statement, the suspect said that he collected the said amount but could not account for what he used it for.
Agboola said that obtaining money under false pretense contravened Section 419 of the criminal code of conduct and Section One of the Advance Fee Fraud and other related offences 2006.
He assured members of the public that the suspects shall be prosecuted in a court of competent jurisdiction to serve as deterrent to others.