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 instructed 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 mentioned to have efficiently carried out the bunkering enterprise within the Niger Delta area and have been ferrying the merchandise to the north in two huge vans after they have been accosted by the anti-vandals unit.
On interrogation, they have been mentioned 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 mentioned 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 a few of the officers within the command.
An insider supply who pleaded to not be named instructed 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 will probably be very troublesome 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 slender for any human being to go by.
“We perceive that one of many suspects within the cell gave a telephone variety of a sure fellow who in turns reached out to a few of our males that facilitated their escape,” the supply mentioned.
It was learnt that the guard answerable for the cell whose title 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 mentioned that he has ordered that these on responsibility in the course of the cell break be detained whereas a full discreet investigation be performed to fish out those that aided the escape.
He, nevertheless, mentioned he was not conscious of any syndicate within the command accumulating bribe to facilitate the escape of the suspects.