The Nigerian Navy operatives attached to the Forward Operating Base (FOB) on Thursday, October 31st arrested five suspected pipeline vandals with 136 jerry cans laden with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).
The suspects; Oseni Noah, Toyin Hunsa, Rasheed Amish, Kamoru Ishau and Ibrahim Ojogbele, were arrested and handed over to officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
They were nabbed along Badagry creeks by naval personnel attached to the FOB, Badagry, while they were conveying the suspected stolen products on a wooden boat towards Benin Republic.
The Commander FOB Badagry, Capt. Tamuno Senibo, said that the suspects were intercepted by a navy boat on routine patrol. He said that the boat has 136 jerry cans of 25 litres capacity of suspected PMS.
“Tetrold pipeline. The suspects will be handed over to officials of NSCDC for custody and further investigation,’’ he added.
The Assistant Superintendent, NSCDC, Anyebe Benjamin, commended the navy for its effort in combating crime around the country’s waterways.
He also commended the navy for its sustained war against vandals, and also assured that thorough investigation would be conducted and appropriate actions taken.