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Exclusive: Dangote Refinery in Lagos Arrests Two Nigerian Soldiers for Stealing Armoured Cables

Apr 18, 2024 | Security | 0 comments

Two Nigerian Army personnel, CPL Innocent Joseph and L/CPL Jacob Gani, have been apprehended for vandalizing and stealing armoured cables at the Dangote Refinery in Lagos.

Dangote Refinery, a significant project owned by the Dangote Group, was officially inaugurated on May 22, 2023, in the Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos State. With an impressive capacity to process approximately 650,000 barrels per day of crude oil, it stands as the largest single-train refinery globally, representing an investment of over $19 billion.

According to a military communication obtained by SaharaReporters, the soldiers were apprehended last Sunday while attempting to exit the facility with 897 armoured cables cut to size.

The communication stated, “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.

“During the routine search process at the DFL main gate, they were caught with eight hundred and ninety-seven cut-to-size armoured cables.

“During the investigation, they confessed to obtaining these cables at the refinery with the help of one Smart, who is currently at large. The vehicle and the exhibits are under custody.

“The OC Army has 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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