The police in Lagos State have arrested a suspected vandal, Moshood Jibril, who said his gang usually settled security agents with about N500,000 to transport stolen Premium Motor Spirit (popularly called petrol) to Ibadan, Oyo State.
Jibril, who was nabbed alongside an accomplice, Joseph Friday, said he also brought in cars illegally from the Benin Republic to sell in the country.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the suspects were arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Special Taskforce on Anti-Pipeline Vandalism on Friday in the Isolo area of the state, after they had allegedly siphoned fuel from a pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in the Ijegun area.
Our correspondent gathered that a truck loaded with 33,000 litres of stolen fuel, and a Toyota car were recovered from the suspects. Read more