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NSCDC destroys five illegal refineries in Delta, arrests owners

Two suspected male owners and a female owner of the refineries, and two other persons were arrested, while other collaborators fled.

• June 13, 2022
NSCDC officers
NSCDC officers

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has dislodged and destroyed five illegal refineries in Obodo community, Warri North in Delta state.

Its spokesperson, Olusola Odumosu, stated on Monday in Abuja that based on an intelligence report, two suspected male owners and a female owner of the refineries were arrested.

He stated that two other persons were also arrested while other collaborators fled during the operation.

Mr Odumosu added that the five suspects were assisting the NSCDC in its investigation.

He stated that the illegal refinery operators produced adulterated petroleum products and distributed the same to unsuspecting users.

He also stated that Brah Samson, squad commander of the commandant general’s special anti-vandal monitoring unit, who led the arrest team, had already promised to hunt down the fleeing suspects,

“Investigation will be carried out with due diligence to unravel the other criminals connected to the crime for possible prosecution,” he quoted Mr Samson as saying. 


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