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Technician Arrested for Stealing Solar Panels Meant for Lagos Streetlights

December 25, 2023








The Lagos State Police Command has apprehended Emmanuel Achogwu, a 30-year-old technician, on charges of vandalizing solar panels installed to power streetlights across the city. According to a statement from the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, shared on his X handle on Monday, December 25, the theft came to light after solar panels installed by #followlasg were reported missing a few weeks later.

Hundeyin reported, “Recently, #followlasg installed some solar-powered streetlights in some parts of the state. A few weeks later, the solar panels are being stolen.” Prompt action was taken as the police were informed and initiated an investigation. Subsequently, officers from Alausa Division apprehended Emmanuel Achogwu on Ikosi Road with four stolen solar panels.

The statement further explained, “Investigation reveals that the suspect was one of the technicians contracted to install the solar-powered streetlights. Investigation is ongoing.”


Source: BenHundeyin/X

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