The Imo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has confiscated a 40,000-litre tanker suspected to be transporting adulterated diesel to Kano State recently.
The NSCDC operatives intercepted the truck and arrested the 4 suspects for conveying adulterated diesel
The tanker was intercepted and impounded on Tuesday evening around 10:30 pm and the four suspected individuals involved were taken into custody. Mr. Michael Ogar, who happens to be the state commandant of the NSCDC, while speaking to the journalist last Wednesday, revealed that they were able to intercept the tanker in Okigwe for false declaration.
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According to reports, it was indicated from the documents of the consignment that the oil was being transported to Kano from Port Harcourt, but upon interrogation, the suspects confessed that they were heading to Kano from Aba. Ogar revealed that the suspects earlier declared that they purchased the diesel from a privately owned refinery in Aba. He further revealed that they began to doubt the authenticity of the waybill with the mix-up in the information provided.
Meanwhile, here is another story where a truckload of ammunition was intercepted in Kebbi State. Watch the clip here:
Nigeria Customs Service intercepts Truck loaded with Arms and 891 bullets in Kebbi State
The corps commandant just resumed his duty at the state three weeks ago amidst the crisis looming. He stated that he was already at the command when 2 male officers and 1 female officer were killed in Orlu. Ogar disclosed that the security of lives and property is the sole responsibility of everyone. He urged the public to help the command by providing them with useful security information. He, however, assured the people of improved security from their operatives, which is now made possible with the collaboration and tactical sharing of information between NSCDC and other security agencies.