The Ogun State Police Command says its operatives attached to Sagamu Division intercepted a truck loaded with vandalised Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in Sagamu area of the state.
This is barely four days after a 33,000-litre truck loaded with stolen petrol was intercepted in Ogijo, Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State.
According to a press statement by the spokesman for the command, Muyiwa Adejobi, the Police operatives acted on a tip-off which led to the arrest of one of the vandals named Elochukwu Byron. He said other suspects escaped.
The suspect and the exhibits, according to Mr Adejobi, would be transferred to the Department of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence, in Eleweran Abeokuta, for further investigation on the directive of the Commissioner of Police, Ogun State, Abdulmajid Ali.
Mr Ali has also put all officers and men of the command on their toes to make sure that pipelines and installations are adequately protected, particularly during a period of fuel crisis like the one being witnessed across Nigeria.
He warned that many of the hoodlums would want to seize the opportunity to perpetrate their criminal act of economic sabotage.
23 suspects arrested for various offences in Ogun State, South West Nigeria, including a 40 year-old ritualist caught with human skull, have been paraded by the Ogun State Police Command in Abeokuta, the state capital
Parading the suspects, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Abdulmajid Ali, said the suspects were arrested while perpetrating their nefarious activities at different locations in the state
While assuring residents of adequate protection of life and property, the CP however ordered men and officers of the command to shoot at sight any confirmed suspects found to be disturbing the peace of the residents of the state
Seven of the suspects were paraded for alleged murder, 10 for cultism, two were unlawfully found in possession of human skull, including a 40-year old herbalist.
The suspects were paraded with dangerous weapons, including guns, cutlasses, charms among others that were allegedly seized from them.
While some of them owned up to the crime, others however denied any involvement
The Commissioner of Police also hinted that a suspect has been arrested and arraigned in court in connection with the murder of a popular market leader killed in Ijebu Ode a month ago