The Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has seized 3,896 litres of stolen Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) suspected to stolen in Badagry.
In a statement by the DSC Abolurin Oluwaseun Olumide, Public Relations Officer of the Lagos command, NSCDC said that the seizure was made as a result of the account of the twenty four hours routine patrol, intelligence gathering, surveillance, monitoring of critical national assets and infrastructure
Full text of the release, “Command, under the able leadership, of its State Commandant, Commandant of Corps ( CC ) Usman Ishaq Alfadarai, fdc, mnim, mpa, fisn, has once again made another successful recovery, of petroleum products, stolen by some unscrupulous elements also known as economic saboteurs in the Badagry Divisional axis of the State.
“On the account of the twenty four hours routine patrol, intelligence gathering, surveillance, monitoring of critical national assets and infrastructure, the Corps’ operatives discovered petroleum products suspected to be stolen by economic saboteurs and kept in a bush path at Epeme village in Olorunda LCDA, of Badagry, on Saturday, 18th February, 2023, at about 01:35hrs during wee hours.
“While carrying out evacuation of the aforementioned products above, on the following day, Sunday, 19th February, 2023, the Corps ‘ operatives recovered about twenty three sacks of about hundred litres each and fifty seven yellow kegs of about twenty eight litres each of Premium Motor Spirit ( PMS ) also known as petrol at the scene.
“The total quantity of products recovered at the Epeme village totalled about three thousand eight hundred and ninety six litres of PMS.
“The State Commandant has ordered that the exhibits recovered, from the operation aforementioned above be brought to the State Command Headquarters, in Alausa, Ikeja, for further interogation and investigation on the matter, in a bid to ascertain and bring the culprits suspected to be behind the ugly scenario to book.
“Finally, CC Alfadarai also seized, the occasion of this operation, to further reiterate the Command’s resolve and commitment to stamp out oil theft, illegal dealings in petroleum products and vandalism of other critical national assets belonging to the Government ( s ) in the State.”