Five people have been arrested for vandalising the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipeline and scooping over 60,000 litres of petrol in Idimu area of Lagos.
It was gathered that the pipeline vandals were caught loading petrol into three tankers by vigilant members of Idimu community. The residents, who noticed unusual movement of tankers at night in the community, alerted petrol marketers at nearby NNPC Depot in Ejigbo who swooped on the vandals.
The unscrupulous elements were arrested around 5am by some marketers and tankers drivers before being handed over to officials of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for prosecution.
According to an impeccable source, “The five suspected pipeline vandals were arrested at 5 a.m. at the scene. The suspects whose ages range from 22 to 35 years, were caught while scooping petrol from a vandalised NNPC pipeline at Idimu area of Lagos”.
Aftermath of the ugly incident, the NSCDC officials later visited the scene and brought the situation under control as normalcy returned to the community.