NSCDC arrests three oil thieves with 16,000 liters of diesel

NSCDC arrests three oil thieves with 16,000 liters of diesel
NSCDC arrests three oil thieves with 16,000 liters of diesel

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, Delta Command have arrested three oil thieves with about 16,000 liters of Automotive Gas oil, also known as diesel.

The thieves and the refined products laden in a large wooden boat popularly called the ‘Cotonou boat’ were paraded before journalists in Warri on Tuesday by the NSCDC Commandant in Delta, Mr Jimoh Suleiman.

The NSCDC Delta commander told newsmen that the suspects were apprehended on Sunday within the neighborhood of the Madagho community in Warri South-West Local Government Area of ​​the state following intense surveillance.

According to him, the Corps operatives had been on the trail of the suspects in the past three days before they were eventually arrested.

The NSCDC boss expressed concern that the suspects might have tampered with pipelines saying “It is obvious that the product was vandalized somewhere.”

He said, “We are not slowing down and we will not slow down; we are not sleeping and we will not sleep.

“Others who are having the plan to sabotage the economy should move away from Delta because we are out for them.”

He further said, “I am here to parade the three suspects we arrested on April 21, 2024, at about 0236 hours at Shell Escravos area around Madagho village settlement.

“My boys have been out for more than three days on the trail of the suspects before we were fortunate to arrest them on Sunday.

“They were apprehended alongside nine GP tanks with four of the tanks loaded with products, two pumping machines, a generator and a counting machine.”

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