Dismissed Police Officer, Other Arrested For Stealing Manhole Covers In Lagos (PHOTO)

Dismissed Police Officer, Other Arrested For Stealing Manhole Covers In Lagos (PHOTO)

By Eseme MacDonald | Associate Editor on December 3, 2015
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The son of a retired Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and one other person have been nabbed by the police for allegedly vandalising and stealing manhole covers in Lagos State.

This development was made known by the Rapid Respond Squad (RRS) Commander, ACP Olatunji Disu, in a statement on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.

Earnest Young and Rasheed Tamiyu arrested for manhole vandalism in Lagos State.
Earnest Young and Rasheed Tamiyu arrested for manhole vandalism in Lagos State.

Disu revealed in the statement that the ex-police officer’s son identified as 30-year-old Earnest Young, was dismissed from the Nigeria Police before he took to crime.

It said the dismissed policeman, and his 20-year-old accomplice named Rasheed Tiamiyu were arrested on Eko Bridge around 10 pm on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

They were subsequently charged to court on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.

The statement said: “They were arrested in possession of manhole covers vandalised and stolen on Eko Bridge.

“The suspects claimed they saw the manhole covers and planned to sell to cart pushers.

“They also claimed that both of them sleep and work as load carriers at Ijora Motor Park.”

The suspects’ action posed a great danger to road users as the uncovered manholes could cause serious accident especially at night.

The statement advised parents to monitor the activities of their wards, warning that Lagos would not be a breeding ground for criminals.

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