Former NNPC Staff, 3 Others Arrested Over Pipeline Vandalisation


A former private security personnel attached to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has been arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Special Task Force on Anti-Pipeline Vandalism, for allegedly working as a middleman for vandals in Shagamu area of Ogun State.

Like most confessed vandals, the 47-year-old suspect identified as Kehinde Orimade said he was tempted to work for vandals because of the money that was offered.

The Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the Special Task Force, Friday Ibadin, said Orimade was arrested while relocating to Benin, Edo State, when he got wind that the operatives were on his trail.
Adewale Saka, Kemi Balogun and Umaru Abudulahi, were also arrested.

The task force also recovered a truck, fully-loaded with a petroleum product, at the point of  discharging it to prospective buyers at Ogere, Ogun State.