How police foiled attempt to steal fuel from NNPC Pipeline in Lagos

Lagos State Police Commissioner, CP Idowu Owohunwa and a police team at the scene of the fuel theft.
Lagos State Police Commissioner, CP Idowu Owohunwa and a police team at the scene of the fuel theft.

 

By OLA MUDOPE, Lagos –

The Nigeria Police Force has foiled an attempt by  hoodlums to steal fuel at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Pipeline in Lagos State.

 

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed this in a statement via his verified Twitter handle on Saturday.

SP Hundeyin said that the incident happened at 2:00 a.m. at the Idimu area of the state.

Hundeyin said that the hoodlums unlawfully gained access into the site and were siphoning oil from the pipeline into their tanker.

He noted that the police, who got information about the theft, stormed the scene and the thieves abandoned their tools and fled.

“The oil thieves absconded, abandoning their truck and tools, upon sighting police officers who responded swiftly when notified,” he said.

Hundeyin said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Idowu Owohunwa had also visited the scene of theft.

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