The police have arrested three members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers and five members of a vigilance group in Kogi State for vandalising pipelines and siphoning crude oil which they also refined by themselves.
The eight suspects, who were arrested by the Inspector-General of Police Special Task Force on Pipelines Vandalism and Illegal Bunkering in Monkey Village, near Lokoja, Kogi State, have been brought to Abuja for further investigation.
Exhibits recovered from the suspects are two tankers filled with locally refined fuel (33,000 litres each), eight pumping machines, 12 shovels, three heavy duty jacks, six drilling machines, and two Dane guns. Others are, a truck loaded with 20 storage tanks filled with refined petrol and a Toyota Sienna bus. Read more