The Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has stated it has apprehended eight suspects and impounded seven vans containing 315, 000 litres of suspected adulterated Automotive Fuel Oil (AGO) in Akwa ibom.
The NSCDC Commandant in Akwa Ibom, Mr Suleman Mafara, stated this whereas briefing newsmen on the command’s displays yard in Uyo on Monday.
Mafara stated the suspects had been arrested based mostly on intelligence and surveillance by operatives of the Anti Vandals of the NSCDC Akwa Ibom command on July 7 alongside Calabar-Itu freeway, barely 24 hours after his assumption of responsibility within the state.
He stated the command wouldn’t relent on its mandate of defending authorities vital asset and infrastructure from vandalism.
He stated that the actions of vandals and criminals had been financial sabotage, including that the command wouldn’t give them any respiratory area to function within the state.
“Right this moment being Monday 18 July, 2022 the Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Akwa Ibom Command is parading eight suspects arrested in possession of AGO obtained by means of unlawful means.
“A complete of seven vans had been impounded carrying 315, 000 litres of adulterated petroleum merchandise (AGO) believed to have been possessed illegally by means of bunkering and falsification of paperwork and waybills
“They had been arrested alongside Calabar- Itu freeway shifting to varied a part of the nation. We’ve commenced our investigations and now we have nearly accomplished.
“As quickly as we end our investigation, we’re charging them to Court docket. I need to make it clear to all Nigerians that the NSCDC underneath the management of our Commandant Normal, Dr Ahmed Audi, the Corps won’t relent in tackling all types of prison actions within the nation.
“I need to use this medium to attraction to all well-meaning Nigerians to help NSCDC for the betterment of the Nigerian society,” Mafara stated.
The commandant assured Akwa Ibom those who the Command would make the state uncomfortable for prison parts.