Three persons were feared killed by stray bullets in Ayetoro, Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State on Tuesday.
The incident was said to have happened at the Kikelomo area in Ayetoro early morning on Tuesday when men of Nigeria Customs Service reportedly stormed the area following an alert of smuggling activities.
The customs officers was said to have allegedly fired the stray bullets to clear the alleged smuggled bags of rice.
One of the victims, identified only as Sola, was reportedly shot while riding a motorcycle in the area.
Meanwhile, 15 suspects were arrested by the police in Bayelsa State for vandalising and stealing high tension cables and other equipment in some parts of the state.
Among the suspects was a 41-year-old former drainage cleaner at the Government House, Yenagoa, Yinkere GoodDay, who allegedly stole 12 heavy-duty solar batteries around the government house.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mike Okoli, said some of the suspects were also involved in the vandalisation and theft of electric transformers.
He said one of the suspects was caught with 18 pieces of iron bar cut off from high tension wires that supplied electricity to Ayama and its environs in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state.
Okoli said, “Of particular interest is one among them who cut-off 12 heavy-duty batteries from the government house. Investigation has revealed that this suspect was a former staff of the government house.
“The suspect had packed all the batteries and was trying to move them when the eagle eye of security operatives caught him. This goes to show that for any crime, there must be an insider who will lead the criminals in. The people must take note.”
The police commissioner added that all the suspects would be charged to court.