A man suspected to be attempting to steal crude from an NNPC pipeline has been found dead inside the pipeline.
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ogun Command, disclosed that it recovered the body of the 45 year old man, in the middle of NNPC’s Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) pipeline at Gbaga Axis, Ogijo, Ogun.
The man was suspected to be an oil thief.
The command made this known in Abeokuta in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Dyke Ogbonnaya.
Ogbonnaya said that the command has reported the incident to the NNPC and further briefed it on the exploits of die-hard vandals in the state.
According to him, the command’s Anti-Vandal team has pledged to work harder to combat vandalism.
“Earlier this Sunday morning around 5:55am during our regular routine patrol along the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC’s) Right of Way/ Pipeline at Gbaga axis of Ogijo.
“A lone deceased vandal, by name Musa Oladipupo, 45 , was found in the middle of Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) deep down in the pipeline.
“The Anti-Vandal team on regular routine patrol recovered an empty 30 litre keg and a funnel from the deceased vandal.
“The State Commandant, Everestus Obiyo, who earlier this week had read riot act on vandalism , warned that youths should desist from all acts capable of bringing their lives at stake and all forms of crime.
“He also charged parents to be more responsible in their core duty of proper parenting to avoid acts that tarnish one’s family name,” he said.
The NSCDC spokesman said the command would minimise vandalism in Ogun state.