The Oyo State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on July 31 arrested three suspected vandals at Ojo Ekun Village, Oluyole Local Government Area, at about 7.30p.m.
The state Commandant, Mr John Adewoye, disclosed this in a statement issued and signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Oluwole Olusegun.
The commandant gave the names of the suspects as Benjamin Hassan (48), Afeez Adebayo (32) and Adekunle Peter (39).
He listed the items recovered from the suspected vandals to include a white Nissan Micra car with registration number OYO XG 651 BDJ, a white unregistered Ford vehicle, 10 50-litre kegs filled with petrol, 65 25-litre kegs PMS and one drum containing 250 litres of PMS.
Adewoye said that the suspects were arrested after they had successfully siphoned petrol products into the containers from the NNPC pipeline at Ojo Ekun Village, Oluyole Local Government Area of Oyo State.
He stated further that the suspects would be arraigned in court after the conclusion of investigation, while he reassured the people of the state that his command would not relent in its effort to rid the state of criminality and other vices.
He appealed that they should always supply useful information to the civil defence headquarters in Ibadan or any of the divisional area offices in their jurisdiction on any suspected activities of persons or movements in their neighbourhood.
Meanwhile, the commandant has admonished officers of the command deployed to Arepo and Ogijo communities in Ogun State to be good ambassadors and proactive in the discharge of their duties.
Adewoye pointed out that the deployment of his men was to complement the ongoing fight against militants by the military personnel.
“Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) will sustain and continue to do a mop-up job as the military and other security agencies intensify the clearing of militants’ base at Arepo and Ogijo,” the commandant said.