The Police have arrested a man, Adeniyi Stephen, and his wife, Adetola Adeyinka of Agosasa area of Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun state for siphoning 32,651 litres of diesel from the mast of the telecommunication service provider, Globacom Nigeria unlimited.
The diesel so far stolen from the mast by the couple is valued at N8, 162,750.
Also arrested along with the couple is one Ojo Sulaimon.
The suspects were arrested on Wednesday following information by Joseph Gaul Ekanem at the Ipokia Police Divisional Headquarters that thieves have been coming with a Passat car marked BNS 261 AAA to siphon diesel from the mast situated in Agosasa.
The suspects using the vehicle to perpetrate the theft were subsequently traced and three persons – husband, wife and one other person were arrested.
The Police Public Relations Officer for Ogun State Command, Animals Oyeyemi, who disclosed this in a release, said the suspects had admitted committing the crime, stressing that they also confessed to have siphoned 32,651 liters of diesel valued at N8,162,750 million ( Eight million, one hundred sixty thousand, seven hundred and fifty naira).
The Commissioner of Police Edward Ajogun has ordered that the suspects be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.