Men of Ogun State Police Command on Tuesday said it has arrested five pipeline vandals at Magboro area of Ibafo.
According to a statement issued by the State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects were arrested on Sunday.
“The suspects were arrested at about 6:00pm while the DPO Ibafo Division Sp Abiodun Ayinde was on routine patrol with his men around area of his jurisdiction.
“The men were sighted beside Buildwell Company in a passat car with registration number Lagos KSF 710 BM loaded with twelve 50 litres jerry-can 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 hotly chased and apprehended by the Police team.
“The arrested suspects are: Akinwale Tajudeen, Isiah Olalekan, Friday Terry, Mayokun Raheem And Godwin Igho,” Oyeyemi said.
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
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