Uneasy calm has pervaded the Kogi State Command of the Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC) as some officers have been alleged to have aided the escape of 5 suspects from the cell after being closely induced.
An insider supply informed DAILY POST that 5 suspects particularly, Hassan Sani, Auwal Mohamed, Mohamed Mustapha , Mudashiru Abubakar and Ibrahim Rabiu have been arrested by the anti vandals unit of the corps for bunkering and pipeline vandalisation alongside Abuja- Lokoja freeway final Thursday.
They have been stated to have efficiently carried out the bunkering enterprise within the Niger Delta area and have been ferrying the merchandise to the north in two large vehicles after they have been accosted by the anti-vandals unit.
On interrogation, they have been stated to have confessed that the merchandise which consist petrol, diesel and kerosene have been illegally scooped in a forest from a pipeline in one of many oil wealthy states.
They have been stated to have been detained for additional investigations on the state command workplace located by the state secretariat, Lokoja .
Nonetheless, it was found that by the next morning, the 5 suspects had escaped from the cell with assistance from among the officers within the command.
An insider supply who pleaded to not be named informed DAILY POST that there’s a infamous syndicate within the command who specialises in accumulating bribe from suspects and aiding them to flee.
In his phrases,”Oga, these suspects couldn’t have escaped on their very own with out assistance from these officers as a result of the wall of the cell is so excessive that it will likely be very tough to interrupt.
” Solely a small portion of the cell was damaged however we suspect that the primary door was opened at evening for his or her escape as a result of that portion, we imagine was too slim for any human being to go via.
“We perceive that one of many suspects within the cell gave a cellphone variety of a sure fellow who in turns reached out to a few of our males that facilitated their escape,” the supply stated.
It was learnt that the guard in control of the cell whose identify was given as Aliu Sunday was lifeless drunk on the fateful day.
When contacted, the State Commandant of the NSCDC, Samuel Peter Maigari, confirmed the incident and stated that he has ordered that these on obligation through the cell break be detained whereas a full discreet investigation be performed to fish out those that aided the escape.
He, nevertheless, stated he was not conscious of any syndicate within the command accumulating bribe to facilitate the escape of the suspects.