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IN IKORODU: Residents cry out over increase in transformer electric cable theft

Some residents of Ikorodu community, Lagos Mainland, has cried out on the increase in stealing of electric cables attached to their electric transformers in the community.

According to the residents, bandits have mastered the art of stealing the electric cables when there is power outage in some areas in the community.

One of such recent happenings is the cutting of electric cables attached to a transformer located in front of the Government Technical College, Ikorodu.

A resident, Fasanya Adeleke who made the incident public said the cables on the transformer have been tampered with by unknown persons who made efforts to steal the items.

He added that the armoured cables were cut in parts but the bandits were unable to complete the act for a reason unknown to the residents.

Also commenting on the development, another resident, Waliu Alagbala said; “This act of cable vandalism is now rampant in Ikorodu and environs these days. It happened in my community namely, Agbala, Ikorodu High school, Lasunwon estate, within the same period.

“To be candid, Ikeja electric company should look inwards from their staffs and those that have been laid off. Surely one day, the perpetrators of these evils and heartless act will be caught.”

Another resident, Solawon Olayiwola said; “They did the same thing at Stadium Igbogbo. We just restored our own cable last week. I believe one day, monkey go, go market e no go return. Its either they are outsider or insiders.”

Meanwhile, InsideMainland gathered that some residents have engaged the services of private security guards to prevent the spike in cable theft in their areas.



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