The Lagos State Command of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), have paraded three nationals of Benin Republic in Lagos for allegedly siphoning six thousand two hundred and fifty litres of petrol.
According to the Command, the suspects were recently arrested by the Nigerian Navy’s patrol team and handed to NSCDC.
The Command in a release said the three suspects identified as Bidem Kakon, 32; Gbeza Atanancy, 24; and Haunsa Crepin, 25; were arrested in a wooden boat conveying 6,250 litres of PMS.
Parading the suspects, its Commandant, Paul Ayeni said the suspects will soon be taken to court to face the wrath of the law due to the economic sabotage they caused the nation.
”The PMS siphoned by the bunkerers which is worth N1.2 million can serve about 500 households if not stolen.’’
”Until their arrest, they lived at No 6 Adogeta Street, Cotonou,” he said
The commandant said the suspects were arrested at a frontier between Nigerian Maritime Boundary and the Republic of Benin.
He said that the suspects would soon be prosecuted.