Pipeline vandals jump into canal to escape arrest

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Some suspected pipeline vandals have jumped into a canal in order to escape from policemen who were chasing them. But the policemen from Ajuwon Police Station, Ogun State, recovered seven cars described as the operational vehicles of the vandals.

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Ajuwon station, Mr. Agboye John, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), got information that the vandals were operating at Ishashi and immediately mobilised his Anti- Robbery Team.

The team was led by Inspector Ogunsola Lekan. On sighting the police, the vandals opened fire. The police team responded. When they could not withstand the fire power of the police, the suspects jumped into the canal and escaped.

The detectives, however, recovered 30 kegs of 50-litre of petroleum products, seven cars and three engine boats. The cars include two Sienna buses, one Highlander Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) and three Toyota Camry cars.

When contacted, John said he was not authorised to speak on the arrest. The case was transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Abeokuta, for further investigation.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Muyiwa Odejobi, confirmed the incident. He explained that the police were on the trail of the fleeing suspects. He warned criminals in the state to relocate out of the state or face the full wrath of the law.“Criminals in Ogun State and those intending to come should relocate to elsewhere because we are ready to fish them out anywhere that they are. We have the capacity to do that,” Adejobi added.


culled from the newtelegraph

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