Four workers of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation have been arrested by men of the Inspector-General of Police Special Task Force on Pipeline Vandalism and Illegal Bunkering for allegedly siphoning fuel from a vandalised pipeline at Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company jetty in Warri, Delta State. The workers, Kingsley Papper, Enekabor Mitaire, Abor Theophilus and Amagre Ernest, who are security personnels, were nabbed along with some workers of the WRPC and the Naval Chief of Administration at the facility.
Sources stated that the Special Taskforce Commander, Murtala Abdullahi, had written to the Navy Commander at WRPC jetty, to present his Administrative Chief, some NNPC security personnel and depot staff for investigation over the incident. The TaskForce also intercepted a Man Diesel truck loaded with 13,630 litres of fuel suspected to have been siphoned from a vandalised NNPC pipeline at Dutse Chikun area in Kaduna. A suspect, Mamuda Ibrahim, was arrested while the truck was impounded and handed over to the Petroleum and Products Marketing Company Area Office, Kaduna.