NSCDC Parades Suspected Oil Thieves With 54 Drums Of Diesel

Channels Television  
Updated June 14, 2017

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has intercepted about 54 drums of Automotive Gas Oil popularly known as diesel in Badagry area of Lagos.

The NSCDC State Commandant, Tajudeen Balogun told reporters that five suspects were also arrested in the early hours of Wednesday during the operation.

“Our men have been monitoring that route on the high sea and that is how they (the suspects) were apprehended. Gberefu village is one of the villages located very close to the high sea and we were able to arrest these five suspects with about 54 drums filled with AGO,” he said.

Mr Balogun revealed that the NSCDC operatives also recovered about 16 empty drums, a pumping machine and three boats from the suspects.

He said a preliminary investigation showed that the suspects could not explain the source of the product.

The NSCDC State Commandant, however, noted that further investigation would be conducted to unmask those behind the illegal deal.