The Niger State Police Command has arrested two persons suspected to be involved in the scooping of petroleum products from a vandalised pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in the state.
The suspects allegedly conspired with one Abu Shehu, who died while scooping fuel at Gwacipe village in Gurara Local Government Area of the state.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Adamu Usman, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Monday that the third suspect; Abu Shehu became unconscious while they were scooping petroleum product from the dugout pit, and died.
“The suspect was taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Gawu Babangida, where he was confirmed dead by medical personnel and the corpse was deposited at Umaru Yar’Adua Hospital, Sabon Wuse.
“Preliminary investigation disclosed that the deceased conspired with one Ibrahim Musa and Sani Musa all of Gwacipe village in Gurara local government area to commit the crime,”
CP Usman said.
He added that the suspects are presently being interrogated at the Command’s Headquarters in Minna, and would be charged to court at the conclusion of the investigation.