The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Ogun State, Wednesday, said it apprehended two suspects, Popoola Sunday, 30, and Dell Taiwan 25, at Igbore village near Obada-Oko, in Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state while attempting to derail trains.
Public Relations Officer of the Corps in the state, Kareem Olanrewaju, in a statement in Abeokuta said the duo were caught while removing the railway chains used to tighten the rail to allow for a firm grip.
According to Olanrewaju, the suspects were caught in the act. He said their act was capable of derailing trains which may result in loss of lives. They were arrested by NSCDC men on patrol.
Olanrewaju said: “The state Commandant Aboluwaye has ordered for a thorough investigation to enable the corps unravel the reasons behind their action and they will be charged to court after investigation.
“Rail vandalism is not common in this part so, there must be a motive behind this act. The corps will look into the case from all possible angles. Rail chains and other tools used in the act were recovered from them.”
“The corps is hereby calling on members of the public especially those whose village is located around rail line to be observant and give prompt information whenever they see any strange persons around rail-way as consequence may have direct effect on them”.