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Police nab five for pipeline vandalism in Ogun


The culprits of pipeline vandalism

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested five suspected pipeline vandals at Magboro area of Ibafo.

According to the spokesman of Ogun State police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects were arrested at about 6:00p.m. while the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Ibafo Division, Abiodun Ayinde, a Superintendent of Police (SP)  was on routine patrol with his men around the area.

“The men were sighted beside Buildwell Company in a Passat car with registration number Lagos KSF 710 BM loaded with 12 50-liter jerry-cans of petroleum product suspected to have been siphoned from a vandalized pipeline in the area.

“Immediately they sighted the policemen, they jumped down from the vehicle and took to their heels, but were chased and apprehended by the police team. The arrested suspects are Akinwale Tajudeen, Isiah Olalekan, Friday Terry, Mayokun Raheem and Godwin Igho.

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bashir Makama, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the office of CP monitoring team for further investigation and prosecution”, Oyeyemi said.

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