Pipeline Vandals Appear In Court

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Three Lagos businessmen, Moshood Alao, 21, Ajayi Odunayo, 22, and Kabiru Aka, 45, alleged to have tampered with a petroleum pipeline have been arraigned before a federal high court in Lagos.

According to the two-count criminal charge number FHC/L/164C/2012 filed before the court by police anti-pipeline/illegal bunkering prosecutor, from Zone 2 Police Command headquarters, Justine Enang(ASP), it was alleged that the three accused persons and others now at large on 18 April, 2012 at Abagbo village, conspired and unlawfully tampered with a petroleum pipeline, property of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.

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The offences allegedly committed by the accused persons are contrary to and punishable under section 7 (a) of the miscellaneous offences act cap M 17, laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the offences, and the presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Linman, adjourned the case till 6 June this year for the hearing of their bail application.