Ugo Nosiri, Owerri
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC Imo State Command has apprehended five suspects in connection with alleged oil bunkering in the state.
The State Commandant of the Corps, Mr. Mathew Ovye, while parading the suspects in Owerri, said about thirty thousand liters of Automotive Gas Oil otherwise known as diesel and five vehicles used for transporting the adulterated petroleum product were also recovered from the suspects.
Mr. Ovye explained that the suspects were arrested on transit at Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area of the state during an operation conducted by the Special Intelligence Squad of the corps’ Commandant-General, Ahmed Audi.
He said that the command had to a reasonable extent checked the activities of vandals in the state and vowed that the command would not rest until oil bunkering is completely necessary eradicated.
The Commandant stated that the suspects would be prosecuted after investigations and appealed to residents to always report suspected crimes to security agencies to enable them to protect lives and property.