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IN ALIMOSHO: PDP House of Assembly aspirant, five others arrested over Abule Egba pipeline vandalism

The operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested six persons who allegedly vandalised the NNPC pipelines at Abule Egba, Lagos, which led to the inferno that razed more than 100 houses and 77 vehicles and other properties worth millions of naira.

According to the Police, one of the suspects is Hon.(Amb) Adedipe Dauda Ewenla, a political aspirant running for office to represent Alimosho Constituency I under umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Other suspects arrested in connecting to the incident are Rasak Oyakunle aka Akeregun; Abdulazeez Agboola aka Boggy; Akin Ayansola alias Babalati; Kazeem aka Aladija and Saheed Isiola alias Obama.

The suspects were paraded at the Police Command in Ikeja, Lagos Mainland by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal.

Speaking on the development, Edgal said; “On December 18, 2018, at about 2am, there was a fire outbreak at Isopako Awori in Abule Egba area of Lagos State. The fire emanated from the NNPC pipeline that was deliberately ruptured by the vandals in their bid to siphon premium motor spirit (PMS) from the pipe. It destroyed 100 houses and 77 vehicles worth millions of naira.

“Following the development, operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Ikeja, were detailed to investigate the incident and ensure that the suspects are nabbed.”

The Police boss revealed that the operatives were mobilised to the scene and they picked up pieces of evidence for analysis, which led to the arrest of the suspects.

According to Edgal, Oyakunle during interrogation confessed to committing the crime and revealed that he owned the generator repair workshop on the spot where the ruptured pipeline was laid.

“Oyakunle confessed that the workshop was located on the spot to enable them siphon fuel undetected,” Edgal said.



Idris Aina
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