Police uncover illegal petrol wells in Lagos, arrests two

Police uncover illegal petrol wells in Lagos, arrests two 

 

Intelligence Response Team (IRT) operatives have arrested two suspects for alleged acts of economic sabotage.

Victoria Ogunsomi, 58, and Shafe Abayomi were arrested last week after the operatives uncovered two wells filled with petrol suspected to have been siphoned from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipeline near their homes at Surprise Avenue, Ejigbo, Lagos.

It was gathered that the operatives were tipped off about vandals siphoning PMS into the 75ft wells located a few metres away from the pipelines where they connected it to waiting tankers and jerry cans for commercial purposes.

The operatives, upon arrival in the community, located the wells at No 2, and 4 Surprise Avenue and apprehended them.

It was learnt that at Ogunsomi’s residence, the police found kegs of petrol but Abayomi was said to have smartly dismantled the pipes and pumping machine from the pipeline before the cops arrived.

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