The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ondo state Command has arrested six suspected oil pipeline vandals at Caravan, Ago Odigbo village after Tollgate in Odigbo Local Government Area of the State at about 12:45am on Wednesday, July 10, 2013.
Two trucks with registration number XB 208 SGD EDO and XA 341 MAK NIGER, One pumping machine, hose used for siphoning fuel from the vandalized NNPC pipeline and two motorcycles were recovered from them.
The suspects are: Ashile Salami, Moruf Oluodunni, Usman Seidu, Raphael Ayanmonina, Abraham Nwadike and Joseph Enabulele.
The Anti-Vandal Unit of the command on a routine surveillance patrol of the NNPC pipeline at Ago Odigbo area caught the suspects at 12:45am after they have successfully vandalized the pipeline and connected the hose to the pipeline and pumping machine siphoning premium motor spirit (PMS) into their truck. As at the time they were caught, Conoil truck with the registration number XB 208 SGD, EDO has been loaded with 33,000 litres of PMS while Oando truck with registration number XA 341 MAK, NIGER was about to be loaded.
While parading the suspects and the exhibits before the newsmen at the State Command Headquarters, Alagbaka, Akure on Thursday, The State Commandant, Alhaji Popoola Waheed Bamidele warned that he would leave no stone unturned in his efforts at ending oil pipeline vandalism and all other forms of bunkering activities in the State.
He urged the good people of Ondo State to give the Corps timely information that will help to arrest the saboteurs of the nation