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Soldiers arrested for alleged theft of armoured cables at Dangote refinery in Lagos



Soldiers caught Dangote Refinery

Authorities have apprehended two soldiers who stand accused of engaging in acts of vandalism and theft at the Dangote Refinery in Lagos State.

Based on a military signal obtained by SaharaReporters, two soldiers, CPL Innocent Joseph and L/CPL Jacob Gani, were apprehended last Sunday.

Soldiers caught Dangote Refinery

They were reportedly caught attempting to leave the facility with 897 armoured cables that had been cut to size.

The signal read, “On 14/04/2024 at about 1420hrs, two military personnel named CPL Innocent Joseph and L/CPL Jacob Gani, who were identified to be working with DFL/Refinery came into the facility with one Acura jeep with registration number LAGOS JJJ 594 HS.

“On the process of exiting the DFL main gate during the routine search, they were caught with eight hundred and ninety-seven cuts to sizes armour cable.

“During the investigation, they confessed to getting this cable at the refinery with the help of one Smart which is at large. The vehicle is under custody together with the exhibits.

“The OC Army have been informed and the soldiers have been taken into custody while the investigation continues. The pictures of suspects and exhibits are attached for your perusal, please.”

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