Yesterday security operatives arrested one Mr. Olatunde Ogunshina who claimed to be a retired Major, over alleged pipeline vandalism.
Olatunde was granting an interview to newsmen during the diesel pipeline fire, which occurred at Elebu in Ibadan when security men approached him and asked him to identify himself but could not do so and was arrested.
During investigation, Olatunde confessed that: “I am not a military man as I said earlier.
“I only retired as a civilian worker from the Nigerian Army, 2 Mechanised Division, Odogbo, Ibadan, six years ago.”
Olatunde said he worked as an engineer at the barracks before he retired, saying he is now a security man in the affected area.
“I was the one who called the Divisional Crime Officer Apata police station and the Division Police Officer at Kuola when I saw the fire early this morning around 8:45 am,’’ he said.