The Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Akwa Ibom Command has arrested two suspects with over 3,000 litres of suspected adulterated Automotive Fuel Oil (AGO) hidden in a truck laden with yoghurt drinks.
The State Commandant, Mr Samuel Fadeyi, who disclosed this whereas briefing newsmen on the Command’s reveals yard in Uyo on Wednesday mentioned the suspects claimed they have been coming from Ahoada, Rivers State and have been nabbed on Friday, April 23, by patrol crew on surveillance in Itu Native Authorities Space of the State.
He mentioned, “now have a look at this, this automobile was intercepted by our males round Itu and ordinarily it’s conveying yoghurt, however it’s used to hide AGO, taken from an unlawful refinery at Ahoada in Rivers State.
“They’ve succeeded to some extent, deceived safety operatives on the best way till they received to Itu LGA, kudos to our males, they have been in a position to get via their deceit and have been in a position to uncover that the yoghurts have been used to hide unlawful Diesel (AGO)
“Aside from the truth that it’s unlawful in itself to illegally refine petroleum merchandise, which is harmful, have a look at the yoghurt that’s for consumption, it’s already contaminated and would have been uncovered to the general public for consumption.
“Two suspects have been arrested on Friday regarding this and as you’ve got seen, you’ve got seen the AGO, you’ve got seen how they hid it.”
Fadeyi urged everybody to be vigilant on actions of legal components round them with the extent of insecurity within the nation, including that the yoghurt could be destroyed because it was no extra protected for consumption.
The state commandant added that each one the 2 suspects could be charged to courtroom as quickly as investigations are accomplished.