Man Arrested For Stealing Transformer Parts
The Osun State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has apprehended a senior civil servant with the Osun State Ministry of Works, Mr. Julius Adetokunbo, for allegedly stealing some components of a transformer.
The Commandant of the NSCDC in Osun State, Mr. Olusola Ayodele, said this on Friday during the parade of Adetokunbo and an accomplice, Muideen Agunbiade, at the command in Osogbo.
The transformer, from where the duo allegedly stole 12 coils, was installed inside the Osun State Civil Service Secretariat in Abere.
Adetokunbo, 55, is the Higher Electrical Officer in charge of the power house that supplies electricity to the secretariat.
Ayodele said, “The NSCDC officers attached to the secretariat, who were on stop-and-search operation, discovered the transformer’s components inside a Nissan Sunny car where the suspects hid them while transporting them to where they would be sold.”
The NSCDC boss said the command would not tolerate vandalism and any unlawful act in the state.
Ayodele said the suspect would be charged to court soon.
The civil servant told journalists that he was caught the first time he would be engaging in the act and blamed his involvement on lack of money to pay his children’s fees.
Agunbiade said the civil servant wanted to borrow some money from him, but he told him that he did not have money to give out. The contractor added that Adetokunbo persuaded him to come to the secretariat to remove the coils.