Ogun Police arrest two pipeline vandals


Two suspected pipeline vandals with petroleum products packed in sacks have been arrested by men of the Nigeria Police in Ogun State.

The suspects; Tunde Ramoni, 45, and Yinka Olufowobi, 33, were arrested by policemen attached to Redeem Camp Police Divisional headquarters, who were on routine patrol along Simawa road.

The duos were caught with the vandalised pipeline products at Oloparun Village via Ogijo in the Sagamu Local Government Area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this in a statement to newsmen in Abeokuta.

Oyeyemi said, the two suspects were sighted in a blue Toyota Camry car with registration no RC 862 AAA loaded with petroleum product in sacks.

He explained that, on sighting the police, the suspects made an attempt to escape, but, they were chased and apprehended.

The Police spokesperson said, “On interrogation, the two suspects confessed that they were coming from Oloparun village via Ogijo were they used to get the product from vandalised pipeline in the area in collaboration with their other accomplices living in Ilara area of Ogijo”.

He said, the Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects and exhibit to Special Anti-Robbery Squad for further investigation with the view of apprehending their other accomplices.

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