NSCDC PARADES 4 SUSPECTS IN ONDO STATE FOR ILLEGAL DEALING IN PETROLEUM PRODUCT
An illegal petroleum dealing camp
The Anti-Vandal operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ondo State Command on the 31st of January, 2018 raided the outlets and storage facilities of Illegal Oil syndicates scattered along Lagos express way, Odigbo. The four (4) suspects are;
1. Akin Akinyele male aged 42 years from Ondo State.
2. Alao Yusuf male aged 40 years from Oyo State.
3. Aremu Saidi male aged 35 years from Osun State.
4. Hassan Jimoh male aged 37 years from Osun State.
The State Commandant, Commandant Pedro Awili Ideba while parading the suspects at the State Command Headquarters in Alagbaka, Akure on the 2nd of February, 2018 reiterated the efforts of the Corps in delivering on its mandate of ridding the country of Illegal dealers in petroleum products. He said the raid was carried out in Ajibandele area of Odigbo where it was discovered that a lot of shops along the road are being run by illegal marketers, and the marketers not only steal the petroleum products but also adulterate the products. He continued by saying these illegal marketers finance and sponsors those who break the right of way of either NNPC or SPDC to siphon crude oil and locally refine them in the creeks within the state. He said the Illegal dealings in petroleum product is at the detriment of the public because it damages machinery and also because of the inflammable nature of the adulterated products. He said investigation is being carried out and that the suspects will be arraigned in Court.
One of the suspects paraded in person of Mr. Akin Akinyele claimed there was a Union for the Illegal marketers in the area of which he is the Chairman and that they purchase these petroleum products from Petroleum Tanker Drivers. In the process of the raid, the suspects attacked officers of the anti-vandal squad and barricaded the Ore-Lagos express way.
A total of two hundred thousand (200,000) litres of suspected adulterated AGO was destroyed and two thousand seven hundred and ten (2,710) litres of AGO was seized.
Commandant Pedro implored the good citizens of the state to be security conscious and also report to the security agencies any illegal dealings in petroleum products. He assured the general public that the Corps would put more effort in bringing an end to Illegal Oil marketing in the State and warned that individuals should desist from dealing in Illegal Petroleum products or face the wrath of the law.
PELEMO AJOKE MARY (ASC I)
Public Relations Officer