NSCDC intercepts 23,600 litres of diesel, arrests pregnant woman, others in Ondo

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC in Ondo State have intercepted four boats, loaded with 118 kegs of adulterated diesel in Iju-Osun, Irele Local Government Area of the state.

Eleven persons, including a pregnant woman and two teenagers, were arrested along with the product, totalling 23,600 litres.

The petroleum product was also loaded by the suspects in nylons.

Out of these suspects, one is a pregnant woman, while two are minors who were not paraded before journalists.

Items recovered from the suspects include 4 boats, loaded with 118 kegs, totalling about 23,600 litres of adulterated petroleum product.

Also recovered from the suspects were 5 speed boat engines.

Parading the suspects before journalists in Akure, the State NSCDC Commandant, Hammed Abodunrin said the suspects could not give proper information about their destination.

“The suspects were caught in the act moving the petroleum products to an unknown destination.

“They were caught in the act. It is sad that some people have continued to sabotage government and we will not tolerate this’ he added.

He said the suspects will be charged to court to serve as deterrent to others.

The commandant warned illegal oil bunkerers to stay off the state, saying his men are battle ready to tackle oil theft and other criminal activities.