By Abiodun OBA
Lagos State Police on Monday confirmed that a man identified as Emmanuel Achogwu has been arrested for stealing a streetlight’s solar panels.
Achogwu’s arrest was confirmed on Monday by the of the
Lagos State Police Command spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, posted on X, “Recently, Lagos State Government installed some solar-powered streetlights in some parts of the state.
“A few weeks later, the solar panels are being stolen. The police was informed and got to work.
“A few days back, 30-year-old Emmanuel Achogwu was arrested by officers from Alausa Division on Ikosi Road with four solar panels, moments after he removed them.”
According to Hundeyin, an investigation revealed that the suspect was one of the technicians contracted to install the solar-powered streetlights.
The Lagos State Police spokesman added that the investigation is ongoing.