The Nigeria Police have arrested two serving officers of the Nigeria Security And Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for dealing in suspected illegally refined petroleum product AGO (diesel) with a patrol van belonging to organization.
According to the police, the coordinated operation was carried out by IGP’s Special Task Force on Petroleum/Illegal Bunkering in Bayelsa State.
The police in a statement by its FPRO, Moshood Jimoh and obtained by DAILY POST said the laboratory analysis carried out by Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) revealed that the products were off specification.
Jimoh gave the names of the officers as Agah Ovie and Angel Kilosomewo.
According to him, “A Mitsubishi Patrol Van belonging to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (in colour of NSCDC) containing 350 litres of Suspected Illegally Refined Petroleum Product Ago (Diesel) in Fifteen sacks containing twenty five litres each has been intercepted.
“The team intercepted the patrol van along Otuasegha area of Yenagoa and arrested the two suspects mentioned above.”
The suspects volunteered confessional statements admitting to be personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) attached to Critical Infrastructure Department, Bayelsa State Command, and that the van belonged to their HOD, Lawrence Ndubuisi.
“The office of the suspects has been informed and the Police investigation team is awaiting their response to conclude investigation into the case.
“They will be charged to court on completion of investigation for dealing in suspected illegally refined petroleum products AGO (Diesel) under the petroleum and miscellaneous offences acts.
“The IGP is hereby assuring every Nigerian of the renewed commitment of the Force to continue to work assiduously to protect the nation’s oil and gas investments and other critical infrastructures,” he added.