Navy Hands Over Pipeline Vandals, 218 Stolen Kegs


By Bennett Oghifo

The Nigeria Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT of the Nigerian Navy (NN), yesterday  handed over four suspected pipeline vandals to the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for further investigation and possible prosecution.

This is just as the navy handed over 25 litres of 218 kegs stolen petroleum products, which was recovered after the raid of the vandals hideout (by Nigeria Army soldiers), to the civil defence.

The suspected vandals were identified as 20-year-old Francis Agbaje, 24-year-old Erum Jack, 23-year-old Mathew Apaton and 24-year-old John Honfo.

The Commander (NNS) BEECROFT, Commodore Abraham Adaji, who handed over the suspects said they were arrested at the Suntan Beach in Igbologun Community in Badagry, Lagos State.

He said, “The suspects were arrested with 218 jerry cans of 25litres each of petrol by the soldiers of the 9th Brigade of the Nigerian Army attached to the Operation MESA (OP MESA) following a tip-off.