Operatives of the Nigerian Navy jointly working with Forward Operating Base (FOB) have apprehended five pipeline vandals in Lagos. The suspects were with 136 Jerry cans filled with stolen Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).
The vandals whose names were given as Toyin Hunsa, Oseni Noah, Ibrahim Ojogbele and Rasheed Amish were handed over to the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) officials.
Reports gathered by Naijauto say they were arrested along Badagry Creek (also known as Porto Novo Creek) by the naval officials while they were ferrying the stolen petrol on a wooden boat, and heading towards Benin republic.
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Men of the Nigerian Navy with the arrested suspects
FOB Badagry Commander, Capt. Tamuno Senibo disclosed that his men on routine patrol intercepted the vandals.
He stated that the wooden boat was transporting 25 liters jerry cans of stolen petrol, numbering 136. Capt.Senibo further stated that nabbing the vandals was an important feat of the Navy's mandate.
The Assistant Superintendent of the Corps, Anyebe Benjamin lauded the efforts of the Nigerian Navy in fighting crime around the waterways. He also gave a word of assurance that proper investigations would be carried out, after which, appropriate actions will then be taken.
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