April 1, 2023



Police bust unlawful petroleum refining website, nab 2, recuperate vehicles

Police operatives hooked up to the IGP Particular Process Power on Petroleum and Unlawful Bunkering (IGP-STFPIB) has busted unlawful petroleum refining operation in Edo state. 

Power Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Sunday in Abuja, mentioned: “IGP-STFPIB within the late hours of August 7, 2022, efficiently busted an unlawful petroleum refining operation in Edo State.

“This follows the interception of intelligence on actions of an alleged illicit petroleum merchandise refining syndicate working adjoining to Agbor Junction, Benin Metropolis, Edo state  through a whistle blower by way of the not too long ago created Nigeria Nationwide Petroleum Firm’s (NNPC) Command and Management Centre Portal.”

He mentioned, “Consequent to the raid on the unlawful petroleum refining website, three empty DAF Vans, 31 motionless floor tanks, seven of which have been loaded with unspecified amount of petroleum merchandise, have been found by the Police.

“Moreover, two suspects,  one Chinedu Iyanabor, 18, and Sunday Iyagbesun, 52, have been arrested in the course of the raid. preliminary investigations reveal the positioning was additionally used as a dumpsite for petroleum merchandise.”

Adejobi additional said that, “The Inspector-Normal of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has tasked particular enforcement items on prevention of actions of financial saboteurs to make sure deployment of vital manpower and different operational property to make sure a complete clampdown on felony actions detriment to the financial progress of the nation.

“The IGP has equally supervised the strengthening of the Unit with a cost to accentuate efforts, along side native cops, to maintain police authorised operational requirements in tackling financial sabotage, crimes and criminality within the nation.

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“He equally charged the Assistant Commissioner of Police in command of the Unit to embark on strict supervision of the Unit in compliance with the directives.” 

The spokesperson additional said that every one suspects can be charged to courtroom upon conclusion of investigation.