Officers of the Nigeria Police on Monday nabbed a suspected pipeline vandal and seized a petrol tanker conveying 13,800 litres of diesel in Aninri local government area of Enugu State. Mr Ebere Amaraizu, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), told newsmen in Enugu that the suspect was arrested after a tip-off.
According to him the police also recovered pipeline drilling equipment, two pumping machines, pipeline sealants, a generating set and some spanners.
“The suspect, alongside others now at large, had allegedly stormed Umurah Ndeaboh bush on December 31 at about midnight in Aninri local government area with their pipeline drilling equipment, with a Leyland 13,800-litre truck with registration number XF 312 PHC.”
“At a very long distance from the vandalized area, they started siphoning the product (diesel) before police operatives, acting on a tip-off, closed in on them.”
He said that the police were on the trail of other suspects who escaped and assured that all those involved would be prosecuted. [NPF/NAN]
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