The Niger State Police Command has arrested three persons accused of scooping petroleum products from a vandalised pipeline at Numba-Gwari village in Suleja Local Government Area of the state.
The pipeline belongs to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Wasiu Abiodun, disclosed this on Friday in a statement in Minna.
Abiodun said on November 13 at about 9am, based on reliable information, Police Operatives attached to ‘A’ Division Suleja arrested the suspects.
He named the suspects as Daniel Joshua, 37; Sunday Ezekiel, 33; and Suleiman Madaki, 29, all of Numba-Gwari village in Suleja.
He added: “The suspects were arrested while vandalising NNPC pipeline and scooping Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) at Numba-Gwari.
“During interrogation, the suspects confessed to the crime.
“The following exhibits were recovered: six 25 litres jerrycans of PMS, 48 empty jerrycans, eight drilling bits, one drilling machine, a chisel, a hammer, a shovel, four plastic containers and a funnel.”
Abiodun said the matter was under investigation and that the suspects would be charged to court after investigation.