Imo State Police Command Discovers Illegal Petroleum Depot

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…Arrests 6 Suspects

Hyacinth Chinweuba

The Police in Imo State have arrested six suspects as it bursts illegal petroleum depot in the State.

According to the Bala Elkana, spokesman of the Command, “On 29th May, 2021 at about 0957hours, acting on information received from credible source, Operatives of the Command attached to Anti riot unit  and Quick Intervention Team, uncovered an illegal depot where petroleum products are stored for onward transportation to locations targeted for attacks.”

The depot according to Elkana, is located at Ogboshishi, Naze in Owerri North Local Government Area, Imo State and made up of fourteen shops which are all piled up with the petroleum products. The products are suspected to have been obtained through bunkery.

“One Tanker Truck with registration number GWA 568 AA was Intercepted discharging petroleum products into some drums and sacks using a Robin EY15 pumping machine. Both the truck and the pumping machine were recovered.

“Six suspects were so far arrested. Investigation is ongoing” said Elkana.

While commending the giant stride of the team, the Commissioner of Police Imo State, CP Abutu Yaro, reiterated the unwavering commitment of the Command to neutralise every criminal gang and cells in the State.

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