Three pipeline vandals caught in Edo




Three pipeline vandals Jackson Aluche, 45; Oke Okoro, 30; and Oluchukwu Chukwuma, 18, have been arrested in the Obazagbon community of the Orhiomwon Local Government Area.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed that the incident happened on April 14 at about 10:30 a.m.

He added that the suspects were caught siphoning crude oil and smashing a PAN Ocean Oil Corporation pipeline.

Nwabuzor noted that the suspects admitted to the crime, claiming that one AKA Doctor had hired them to carry out the deed and that they would be charged with court charges.

The PPRO said, “On April 14, 2024, at about 1030 a.m., the operatives of the State Criminal Investigation Department, while acting on credible intelligence, arrested three suspects, namely, Jackson Aluche, 45 years old; Oke Okoro, 30 years old; and Oluchukwu Chukwuma, 18 years old, at Obazagbon community in Orhiomwon Local Government Area of Edo State.

“They were caught breaking a crude oil pipeline for Pan Ocean Oil Corporation and siphoning crude oil. The suspects made statements and confessed to the crime, saying that they were employed by AKA Doctor to carry out the act. Suspects will soon be charged in court.”

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