Police Foil Attempt To Steal Fuel From NNPC Pipeline In Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has revealed that its operatives have foiled an attempt by hoodlums to steal oil at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Pipeline in the state.

SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the command’s spokesperson disclosed this on Saturday, in a statement via his verified Twitter handle.

Hundeyin said that the incident happened in Idimu area of the state, at about 2:00 a.m.

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According to him, the hoodlums unlawfully gained access into the site and were siphoning oil from the pipeline into their tanker.

The spokesperson said that the police, who got information about the theft, stormed the scene and the thieves abandoned their tools and fled.

“The oil thieves absconded, abandoning their truck and tools, upon sighting police officers who responded swiftly when notified,” he said.

Hundeyin said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Idowu Owohunwa had also visited the scene of theft.

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