Civil Defence Corps Impounds 33,000 Liters Of Adulterated Oil In Abia

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Abia State, have impounded a tanker truck carrying adulterated crude oil.

The operatives seized the tanker suspected to be conveying about 33,000 litres of suspected adulterated at Osisioma, along Port Harcourt Expressway.

According to reports monitored on Channels TV, the commandant of the corps in the state, Benito Eze, confirmed the arrest of the suspects in possession of the tanker.

Eze restated the agency’s commitment and determination at ensuring that vandals and oil thieves were chased out of the state.

He also said that the suspects arrested with the impounded tanker would be charged to court after investigations were concluded.



    In a related development, the Imo State Command of the NSCDC also detained seven suspects alleged to be involved in the illegal sale and adulteration of stolen crude oil.

    Three suspects who were involved in vandalism of public property and the sale of armoured Nitel cables were equally arrested.

    The suspects, who were paraded at the Command Headquarters in Owerri, would soon be charged to court, according to the police.

    The Imo State NSCDC commandant, Pedro Ideba, said the suspects had been involved in the illegal business for a long while.

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