The suspects said they were not aware the equipment belonged to the Ogun government.
Three suspects were arrested in Abeokuta on Friday for allegedly stealing and selling equipment belonging to the Ogun State Water Corporation.
The suspects- Abubakar Kamara (38), Hussain Abubakar( 25), and Akeem Balogun (41)- were arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Ogun State.
The Corps Public Relations Officer, Kareem Olanrewaju, said luck ran against the suspects when officers of the Corps swooped on them following an alert from a member of the public.
He said Mr. Kamara, a site worker with a construction company currently working in the state, admitted selling the equipment to one Mr. Abubakar.
He stated further that Mr. Kamara claimed he was not aware the equipment belonged to Ogun State Water Corporation
Mr. Olanrewaju said Mr. Hussain agreed that he bought the equipment, but explained that, that was his first time of buying such equipment from the seller.
Also, Mr. Balogun claimed to have acted on the instruction of his boss, Mr. Kamara, who asked him to assist the buyer to convey the equipment with his truck.
The Civil Defence spokesperson said investigations were still ongoing while appealing to members of the public to continue to provide information to security agencies.