The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ondo State Command has arrested Five (5) Suspects for their alledged involvement in unlawful dealings in Petroleum products, suspected adulterated Automotive Gas Oil (AGO)- Diesel and transporting Petroleum products without lawful license.
While addressing the newsmen on Friday 25th June, 2021 during the Suspects parading; Commandant Hammed Abodunrin said the efforts of the Antivandal Unit of the Command led to the apprehension of the Suspects and a long truck with registration number EDO WWR 597 ZU at Ore, Odigbo Local Government, Ondo State.
The Suspects David (M) aged 39 years and Iyamu Friday (M) aged 32 years are from No 32 Owerri road and No 9 Amufi Street Agbor road Benin, Edo State respectively. From their extra judicial statements the Suspects claimed that the product was loaded from Taurus Depot koko in Delta State.
Information gathered from our preliminary investigation suffices that the Waybill presented was suspected to be fake and will undergo proper authentication. The custodian of the product is suspected not to possess and has not presented the licence to deal in Petroleum products and haulage licence to transport same.
In another development, three additional Suspects named: Suraju Adamu (M) 34 years, Ali Mohammed (M) aged 38 years, Mukta Musa (M) 33 years were all arrested while conveying a long Truck with Registration number ABUJA ABJ 242 YJ with 45,000 litres of suspected adulterated Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) in Ore Town in Odigbo Local Government on 24th June around 1530hrs.
Commandant Hammed relayed that the arrests were made following a tip off during routine patrol by Antivandal Unit of the NSCDC Ondo State Command. The Suspects however could not produce any document authorizing their dealings in Petroleum products as the samples sighted at the point of arrest was different from the contents in the Truck.
The Ondo State Commandant affirmed that the Five (5) Suspects would be charged to Court at the expiration of all Investigation. The Command is however using this avenue to reiterate her commitment to stamping down all forms of Criminal activities, Safeguarding all Critical National Assets and Infrastructure, Protection of lives and Properties amongst others in Ondo State.
DSC. OLUFEM OMOLE
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER.
NSCDC ONDO STATE COMMAND.