Police arrest security guards at Oyo Assembly over theft of electrical fuse

The Oyo State House of Assembly says the police have arrested two security guards in connection with the theft of an electrical fuse in the complex.

The Clerk of the House, Mrs Felicia Oyediran, said this at a press conference on Wednesday.

She said that the police arrested the two guards who were on duty when the theft occurred.

Oyediran, who denied reports that the thieves carted away electrical cables worth over N500,000, said the only stolen item was an electrical fuse in the generator worth N40,000.

“The stolen fuse was from the generator and not an IBEDC(Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company) cable.

“Though the occurrence was not the first , we have to build a burglary proof (netting) to protect the generator,” she said.

She maintained that the incident, which occurred in the early hours of Sept.26, had not  slowed  down legislative activities in the state. NAN