A member of a suspected three-man gang that specialises in vandalising the Light Up Lagos Project, an initiative that lights up street lights at night, has told the police that he did not take part in the act.
Lucky Udeagwu who was arrested around the Ogudu area by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad said he works at a construction site at Ikorodu.
The police said in a statement Sunday that the suspects allegedly stole a 35 metre long armoured cable of the Light Up Lagos Project in Ogudu area of the state .
“I got to Ogudu Bus Stop something to 3:00 a.m. on Saturday,” said Mr. Udeagwu, 29, whose alleged accomplices are now at large, according to the police.
“I got out early because I was searching for work. I wanted to get to Ikorodu early so that I can get site job. I saw those two boys brought that bag from a nearby bus and as soon as they saw the police, they ran and I followed them.”
On the spanners and screwdrivers found in his bag, Mr. Udeagwu said they were used to service his generator which he had sold about a year ago.
” It is true I was arrested at about 3:11 a.m. because the officer showed me the clock in his car. I am not one of those boys,” Mr. Udeagwu added.
The police said the suspect was sighted coming out of the bush towards Ogudu Bus Stop by RRS operatives on routine surveillance around 3:00 a.m. carrying a big sack containing the armoured cable.