NSCDC Arrests Five Suspects Dealing In Adulterated Petroleum Products In Anambra

In line with the operational strategies emplaced by the State Commandant of NSCDC in Anambra, Vincent Ogu, to actualize the core mandates of NSCDC, the Anti-Vandalism Unit operatives of the Command have successfully arrested five male suspects involved in unlawful dealings in petroleum products, suspected adulterated Automative Gas Oil (AGO) and transporting of petroleum products without lawful licence.

This was made known in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC Anambra State Command, DSC Okadigbo Edwin, and made available to Newsprobe today.

Brief description of the operational breakthroughs is as stated below :

1. On the 30 /06/2021at about 0630hrs, the Command’s Anti-Vandalism Operatives arrested one EBUKA Kalu ‘m’ aged 27, of No. 1 Obodo Ukwu Road Onitsha and one Ogbonna Solomon ‘m’ aged 29 ,of No. 80 Iweka road Onitsha at Ihiala in Ihiala L.G.A of the State conveying suspected adulterated petroleum products concealed in sack bags in a white Hiace bus with registration No ANAMBRA AWK 419 YD. The duo on intorregation could not produce any document authorizing their dealings in petroleum products.

2. On the 30/6/2021 at about 1730hrs following a tip off ,the Anti-Vandalism Unit also arrested one Onwuekwe Miracle ‘m’ aged 20 , of Elelenwa , Obiakpo L.G.A of Rivers State, one Adamu Mohammed ‘m’ aged 36 , residing in Abuja FCT, and one Abubakar Sadic ‘m’ aged 33, of Yola, Adamawa State. The trio were arrested at Ihiala in Ihiala L.G.A while conveying two long trucks with registration numbers ABUJA BWX 334 XC and LAGOS EKY 78 XB with 33,000 liters and 40,000 liters of suspected adulterated AGO respectively.
Preliminary investigation reveals that product had no meter tickets, no haulage permit to convey Petroleum products and the Waybill presented was suspected to be fake.

Meanwhile, intense discreet investigation is ongoing to unravel the source of the suspected adulterated petroleum products upon conclusion the suspects would be arraigned in court of competent jurisdiction.

The State Commandant, Mr. Vincent Ogu JP has commended efforts of the Anti-Vandalism team, and law-abiding citizens who contributed in making the breakthroughs possible. He charged Operatives to remain resolute and resilient, even as the Command unwaveringly work towards maximally actualizing it’s core mandates as ordered by the Commandant -General of NSCDC, Mr. Abubakar Ahmed Audi, mni.

He further calls on Ndi Anambra and residents alike to remain vigilante and promptly report the activities of Vandals to the nearest NSCDC formation.

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