Security operatives arrest eight suspected illegal dealers of petroleum products in Ondo

About eight suspected illegal dealers of adulterated petroleum products have been arrested at Abereke community in the Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State, by the Niger Delta Security and Surveillance (NDSS) in conjunction with the men of the Ondo State Police Command and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in the state.

The eight who were apprehended on the waterway with over 40,000 liters of suspected adulterated Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) loaded in four boats and drums after a tip-off by member of the public.

The Spokesperson of the NDSS in the area, Niyi Majofodun explained that the arrest was carried out by the NDSS Patrol team led by in conjuction with Antivandal unit of the state NSCDC and the men of the state police command.

The statement reads “On behalf of the Niger Delta Security and Surveillance (NDSS), the Zonal Operation Manager, Delta, Edo and Ondo States, Chief Job Omotuwa wishes to intimate the general public that the NDSS will continue in her operation to curb all acts of Illegal oil bunkering leading to Economic Sabotage in the Niger Delta Region and the entire country.

“It should be noted that on 14th November, 2021 at Abereke in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State about eight suspects were arrested in four boats loaded with Drums of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) Popularly called Diesel.

“Recall that on 28th October, 2021 a vessel was equally arrested by our team when the suspects embarked on the same illegal dealings in petroleum products business on the high sea.

“As partners in progress with the security Agencies statutorily empowered by law to investigate and prosecute such crime.

“We have handed the suspects, boats and the Drums of AGO to the operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ondo State Command.

“The NDSS remains a discipline, dedicated and law-abiding team and we will not relent in discharging our duties in collaborations and Synergy with the Security Agencies on board.

“Hither to, we are using this medium to advice the general public most especially those in the coastal areas to stop any act of vandalism, illegal bunkering and dealing in petroleum products as NDSS will not hesitate to arrest suspects and hand them over to the security operatives.”

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