Five suspects arrested by Kogi State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, for trafficking adulterated petroleum products last week Monday have escaped from the cell.
The five suspects , Hassan Sani, Auwal Mohamed, Mohamed Mustapha , Mudashiru Abubakar and Ibrahim Rabiu were arrested last week by the anti vandals unit of the Corps for transporting the products wrapped in polythene bags and being conveyed in trailers.
The suspects were paraded by the State Commandant of the Corps, Peter Maigari who said they were transporting the adulterated products from Port Harcourt to Suleja before their arrest in Lokoja.
On interrogation, the suspects said they were engaged by one Abdullahi, now at large, to transport the productts .
When contacted on phone, the Commandant confirmed that the suspected criminals escaped, saying his men were already on their trail to re-arrest them .
Investigation revealed that
a small portion of the cell was broken which paved way for the escape of the suspects.