Eight suspects have been arrested in Ondo State over alleged oil bunkering.
This was announced by the Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
Its state commandant, Mr Olatundun Olayinka, stated this while parading the suspects in Akure on Monday.
According to him, a Mack peddler truck with registration number: Lagos MUS 149 XA, with about 15,000 litres of suspected adulterated diesel, was arrested at the bye-pass of the Benin-Lagos expressway in Ondo State with two suspects.
Quoting him, “One Kelvin Idahosa and Oreyie Osahon were arrested at Ajebamidele, Lagos-Ore expressway, Ondo State, with a Mack truck with registration number: Edo SGD 60XL, with about 50,000 litres of suspected adulterated diesel. Also, Piri Sola, male, aged 50 and three others were arrested at Ofosu, Edo State, with 45,000 litres of suspected adulterated diesel.
“These economic saboteurs will be charge to a court of competent jurisdiction after the completion of our investigation. I am using this medium to once again reiterate our commitment as an organisation saddled with the protection of national critical assets and infrastructure to the fight against oil theft and vandalism of our collective assets by a few disgruntled elements.
“The command under my watch will be all out to fight criminal elements to a standstill. They either desist from these acts or relocate from Ondo State.”
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