NSCDC Discovers Illegal Refineries, Arrests Culprits In Delta State 

Richard Ginika Izuora

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has uncovered five illegal refineries producing adulterated petroleum products and distributed to unsuspecting users across the country in Delta South Local Government Area of Delta State.

 

The Commandant General’s Special Anti-Vandal Monitoring Unit (SAVMU) of the NSCDC, which made the discovery dislodged the illegal refineries and arrested the operators.

 

Director Public Relations, NSCDC, Olusola Odumosu said the operation was carried out successfully, following a tip off on the nefarious activities of vandals and oil thieves operating a very big camp with about five illegal refineries in the area.

 

According to him, two suspects were nabbed during the operation while other collaborators remained at large.

 

The intelligence report however, revealed that the site belongs to three individuals which consist of one woman and two other men currently in NSCDC custody and are volunteering information to assist in carrying out further investigation.

 

The Squad Commander, DCC Brah Umoru Samson, who led the operation, assured Nigerians that the SAVMU will not condone any act of sabotage to the economy and therefore, warned all illegal operators to engage in legitimate business that will not contravene the law or compromise the safety of Critical National Assets and Infrastructure in the country.

 

He reiterated that the arrested suspects will be prosecuted according to extant law and the squad will ensure a total manhunt for those currently on the run.

 

According to him, the illegal refineries and other equipment used for the illicit business has been destroyed, while investigation will be carried out with due diligence to unravel the other criminals connected to the crime for possible prosecution.

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