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Two Nigerian soldiers arrested for stealing armoured cables

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Two personnel of the Nigerian Army have been arrested for vandalising and stealing armoured cables at the Dangote Refinery in Lagos.

The suspects are identified as CPL Innocent Joseph and L/CPL Jacob Gani.

Dangote Refinery owned by Dangote Group was inaugurated on the 22nd of May 2023 in the Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos State.

When in full operation, it is expected to have the capacity to process about 650,000 barrels per day of crude oil, making it the largest single-train refinery in the world. The investment is worth over $19 billion.

According to a military signal, the soldiers were arrested last Sunday after they were caught moving out of the facility with 897 armoured cables 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 cut to sizes armoured cable.

“During investigation, they confessed to get 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 to custody while investigation continues. The pictures of suspects and exhibits are attached for your perusal, please.”

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