Operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Special Task Force on Anti-Pipeline Vandalism have arrested a former private security personnel attached to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, for allegedly working as a middleman for vandals in Shagamu area of Ogun State.
The 47-year-old suspect identified as Kehinde Orimade, who admitted culpability, said he was tempted to work for vandals following the money that was offered.
Orimade, according to the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the Special Task Force, Friday Ibadin, was arrested while relocating to Benin, Edo State, when he got wind that the operatives were on his trail.
Also arrested were Adewale Saka, Kemi Balogun and Umaru Abudulahi.
A truck, fully-loaded with a petroleum product, was recovered at the point of discharging it to prospective buyers at Ogere, Ogun State.