Civil Defence nab eight vandals ferrying 33,000lt consignment, 125 drums

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Parading the suspects in Asaba on Monday, the state Commandant, Adesuyi Clement, said the command would not relent in the war against vandalism The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Delta State on Monday arrested eight suspected pipeline vandals ferrying two trucks loaded with condenser. The suspects, including Salisu Mohammed, Adamu Seidu and Sylvester Irabor, are cooling off in the yard of the corps. One of the suspects, Mohammed, 26, hails from Yobe State. He was the driver of the lorry with registration number Kano XA 611 KUR, loaded with 125 drums of the condensate.

The other, Irabor, 28, from Edo State, was the driver of the other trailer loaded with 33,000 litres of diesel. Parading the suspects in Asaba on Monday, the state Commandant, Adesuyi Clement, said the command would not relent in the war against vandalism. Clement said it has been destroying the economy of the state and the nation at large. He lamented that the activities of the criminals have been bringing the economy down, appealing to the residents and lovers of Nigeria to provide updated information to the command in order for the state and country to position itself in the rightful place just as he assured the informants of protection. Clement said the suspects were apprehended owing to the intelligence network of the corps.

He said the operatives of the NSCDC were in the bush for two days trailing the criminals and their activities, thanking the military and other paramilitary organizations for their collaboration to track down the criminals. The Commandant noted that the corps would continue with its investigation to know their sponsors and would charge them to court after thorough investigation. When interviewed, Irabor confessed to the crime, disclosing that that the diesel was loaded from the waterside and that they were heading to Nigercat, while Mohammmed said he does not know the name of where they took off but they were on their way to Kano when they were arrested.

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