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 the prime suspect, Adedipo Ewenla, had been declared wanted, adding that the four arrested suspects involved in the crime had given account of how the fire incident started.
Oti said, “The Lagos State Police Command has recorded a breakthrough in the investigation into the fire incident that occurred on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, around 2 am at the Abule-Egba and Agege areas of Lagos in which at least, 100 houses, 100 shops and 50 cars went up in flames, with the arrest of four suspected pipeline vandals.
“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 spread to parts of Agege area, destroying properties worth millions of naira. They also mentioned one Adedipo 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.