Five petrol thieves, who siphon fuel from the pipelines of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, have been arrested in Lagos.
They were arrested by the operatives of Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police’s Special Task Force on Anti-Pipeline Vandalism Unit.
Mr Friday Ibadin, Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the Task Force, said in Lagos today that the suspects were arrested on Sunday at 7th Avenue, FESTAC Town Lagos, with 270 bags containing 120 liters of petrol each.
We got an intelligence report at about 12.30 am, that vandals were at Ijedodo, Ijegun in Iba Local Government Council Development area of Lagos, and were sailing across the river along FESTAC with petroleum products stolen from NNPC pipeline in Oke Agemo, Ijedodo.
A police team led by Sector Commander of the task force, Lagos, Mr Onaghise Osayande, cordoned off the area. They suspects were arrested and several bags of stolen PMS were recovered.
“I wish to use this medium to beg Nigerians to stay away from all NNPC pipeline as police is determined to reduce to its barest minimum the rate of pipeline vandalism,’’ he stated.
The ACP said the leader of the gang, a 52 years old, who claimed to be a palm wine tapper, said he has been in the business in the last two years.
“I am also a sand dredger and sometime last year I met a man popularly known as Ebi at Ikorodu. He asked me to join him in vandalism that there is a lot of money to be made from the business. I joined him and my duty is to arrange for boys that would assist me carry the product out of the creeks.
As soon as we have been able to dredge the hole, I will attach the hose to the valve and connect with to the bags. Each bag contains about 125 liters of either petrol or diesel.
The bags would be tied to the others and dragged with the canoe. Normally we move about 270 bags per trip. The truth is that I am working for Ebi and he would give me a token of N60, 000 after each trip.’’
The suspect claimed that there were always buyers waiting at Apapa to collect the product at N6,000 per sack of 125 liters.
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Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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