Six persons were yesterday arrested for stealing diesel belonging to the Estate and Works Department of the National Assembly.
Two of the culprits were said to be National Assembly staff while the other four came from outside the complex.
The suspects were reportedly caught in the act but one of them escaped in the process of trying to arrest them by security operatives at the National Assembly.
A source said that the National Assembly staff were said to have masterminded the operation in collaborator with their colleagues from outside the National Assembly.
The suspects were said to have arrived the National Assembly complex about 4:20a.m and went straight to the area where diesel is stored.
According to the source, the suspects arrived the premises of the National Assembly in a Volkswagen Golf car and immediately proceeded to scoop diesel into jerry-cans before they were caught.
The police are said to have launched full investigation into the incident to ascertain whether there were other collaborators among employees of the National Assembly.