Pipeline explosion: Police declares prime suspect wanted as four were arrested

Police Command, in Lagos State, has on Thursday, disclosed that it had arrested four persons suspected to be among those in the NNPC pipeline vandalism at Abule-Egba, which resulted to fire outbreak destroying several things.

CSP Chike Oti, spokesman of the command, said the prime suspect, now at large, had been declared wanted.

Oti also said that the four suspects gave vivid account of their involvement in the inferno.

It was reported that on December 12, an NNPC pipeline was vandalised, causing serious fire outbreak in which over 100 houses and shops as well as over 50 vehicles were razed.

Oti said, the suspects explained that the fire emanated from a vandalised petroleum pipeline, which engulfed a section of Abule-Egba community and escalated to parts of Agege area, destroying properties worth millions of naira.

“They also mentioned one Prince Adedipo Dauda Ewenla as their ring leader.

“Based on this, the Command extended invitation to him at his last know address but found out that he had fled to Ogun State in order to evade arrest.

“He is hereby advised to come out of hiding and report himself to Lagos State Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja or to the nearest police station in the state to defend the allegation against him,” Oti also added.

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