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Ogun NSCDC arrests 49 suspects

20 March 2013, 09:14

Abeokuta - The Ogun Command of   the National Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Tuesday said it had arrested 49 suspected  vandals since December 2012.

The spokesman of the command, Kareem Olanrewaju, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta.

According to him, all the suspects have been  arraigned  before  the Federal High Court, Abeokuta.

He said  the suspects were charged for offences ranging from pipeline vandalism, illegal dealing and conspiracy to theft of  petroleum products.

“All the suspects had appeared before the Federal High Court, Abeokuta;  some have been released on bail while others are still  remanded in prison custody.

“The achievement notwithstanding, we shall not rest until we fight oil theft and vandals to a standstill.

``Vandalism is gradually reducing now and the command has deployed more personnel to safeguard pipelines and other government properties in accordance with the corps’ mandate,” he said.

He also  said that the command had mobilised more personnel to check the activities of kidnappers in some areas of the state.



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