NSCDC arrests 44, convicts 4 pipeline vandals

A girl walks on a gas pipeline running through Okrika community near Nigeria's oil hub city of Port Harcourt25 December 2013, Ibadan – OUT of 44 suspects that were arrested by the Oyo State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, for alleged vandalism of petroleum pipelines, four of them were convicted in the year. Other suspects are still standing trial in various courts in the state.

Also, yesterday, Vigilante groups in Ogbomosho/Gambari axis of Oyo State apprehended a tanker with registration number Lagos XE 431 LSD loaded with 40,000 litres of fuel.
The three suspects were handed over to the police.

In addition, 21 vehicles and five motorcycles were confiscated over related offences. This was disclosed by the NSCDC state Commandant, Mr. Shem Obafaiye at the end of year programme organised by the command at Railway compound, Iyaganku Ibadan.

Commandant Obafaiye, while giving performance reports disclosed that there was proliferation of private guard companies which duly registered with his command.

According to him, the number of the private guard companies surged from 69 to 81, while 10 staff of alleged illegal private guards companies operating in Ibadan were arrested and five companies sealed in the year.

The command gave awards to some of its outstanding staff in all departments, units and divisions.

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