…Vandals caught with 60,000 litres of petrol
31 August 2018, Sweetcrude, Lagos — A pipeline in Lagos belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has been vandalised.
The pipeline located at Idimu, Lagos was broken into by five vandals on Wednesday.
SweetcrudeReports gathered that already, five persons alleged to have perpetrated the act were arrested as they were scooping over 60,000 litres of petrol from the broken pipeline, and loading the product into three tankers.
Residents, who noticed unusual movement of tankers at night in the community, had alerted petrol marketers at the nearby NNPC depot, according to a source.
The source said that the vandals were arrested around 5am by some marketers and tanker drivers before being handed over to officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC.
“The five suspected pipeline vandals were arrested at 5 a.m. today, Aug. 29, 2018, at the scene
“The suspects (names withheld), whose ages range from 22 to 35 years, were caught while scooping petrol from a vandalised NNPC pipeline at Idimu area of Lagos,” the source said
Some NSCDC officials later visited the scene to ensure evry thing was okay at there.
Reacting, Tajudeen Balogun, Lagos State Commandant of NSCDC, said he was yet to be briefed on the arrests.
NNPC is also yet to comment on the incident.