Police arrest four suspects in connection with Abule-Egba petroleum pipeline fire, declares prime suspect wanted

The Lagos State Police Command has recorded a breakthrough in the investigation of the pipeline fire incident that took place at Abule-Egba and Agege areas of Lagos on December 19th, in which at least, 100 houses,100 shops and 50 cars went up in flames.

A statement released by the police command spokesperson, CSP Chike Oti, said four suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident.  

During interrogation, the four suspects gave vivid account of how the fire that emanated from a vandalised petroleum pipe, engulfed a fraction of Abule-Egba community and escalated to parts of Agege area, destroying properties worth millions of Naira. They also mentioned one Hon(Amb) Prince Adedipo  Dauda Ewenla as their ring leader.

Based on this, the Command extended invitation to him at his last known address but found out that he has fled to Ogun state in order to evade arrest. 

Ewenla has been advised to come out of hiding and  report himself to Lagos State Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja  or to the nearest police station in the state to defend the allegation against him. 

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