Nigeria: Two suspected pipeline vandals nabbed in Ogun


ABEOKUTA — The Ogun State Command of the  Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, said yesterday that it arrested two suspected vandals in Remo North Local Government Area of the  state.

According to a statement by the Public Relations Officers of the coprs in the state, Kareem Olanrewaju, one  Sofowora Kazeem, 37, of 24, Itunmoro Street, Ikenne Remo and Oladeinde Adebajo, 34, of 2, Itunraye Compound, Ode-Remo, in Ogun State were  arrested with exhibits at the creek pipeline area in Abekoko, Ode Remo after they successfully vandalised a pipeline.

“The suspects had filled several kegs with premium motor spirit (petrol)and loaded them in a Gulf car driven to the scene for that purpose.

“The surveillance arm of the command has monitored their activities so as to prevent them from escaping. They were captured with a motor cycle being used for monitoring security officers especially civil defence officials .

“The suspects in an interview confessed to the crime but claimed that it was their third trip, adding that  some have been doing same regularly without being caught.”

Exhibits recovered from the suspects included a black Golf car with number plate EV 578 LND (Lagos), a Bajaj motor cycle with number plate LAR587 QB (Ogun) and a small hose and other tools suspected to have been used in their criminal act.



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