Tanker Carrying Stolen Crude Intercepted With Four Different Number Plates

Channels Television  
Updated May 7, 2013

Edo State Government has called for more stringent measures against pipeline vandals to checkmate their activities.

Executive Director Petroleum and Gas Monitoring Committee in Edo State, Chris Okaegben made the call when the committee in conjunction with Civil Defense Corps intercepted a 33,000 liter load of stolen crude in Edo State.

The committee also sealed up fuel stations in Parts of Ikpoba Okha and Egor on account of adulteration and under dispensing fuel to consumers.

The tanker was apprehended in Benin City loaded with 33,000 liters of crude. It has four different registration numbers as a means of evading security agencies.

The committee also went for an inspection exercise to Ikpoba Okha and Egor Local Government Area where it was discovered that most independent marketers under dispense fuel to the consumers.

The committee subsequently sealed stations found guilty.

The committee promised to embark on periodic monitoring to ensure that offenders are put out of business.