In the aftermath of the recent pipeline vandalism in Awori community, Abule Egba, Lagos Mainland that rocked the entire neighbourhood, the Lagos State Police Command has announced the arrest of four suspected pipeline vandals in connection with the incident.
Recall that InsideMainland extensively reported the incident which occurred on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, leaving hundreds of business owners and residents in a sad mood following the ruins caused by the inferno.
At the time of incident, the fire outbreak, caused by explosion from a vandalized pipeline, destroyed more than 100 houses, 100 shops and 60 cars.
In a statement released by the command‘s Public Relations Officer (PRO), CSP Chike Oti and obtained by InsideMainland, the Police said it had arrested four suspects in connection with the incident. The Police also declared the principal suspect wanted in the same statement.
“During interrogation, the four suspects gave vivid account of how the fire that emanated from a vandalised petroleum pipe engulfed a fraction of Abule-Egba community and escalated to parts of Agege area, destroying properties worth millions of Naira. They also mentioned one Hon. (Amb) Prince Adedipo Dauda Ewenla as their ring leader,” part of the statement read.
Oti stated further that; “Based on this, the Command extended an invitation to him at his last known address, but found out that he has fled to Ogun State in order to evade arrest.
“He is hereby advised to come out of hiding and report himself to the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja or to the nearest Police station in the state, to defend the allegation against him.”