The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has arrested three suspected illegal oil dealers conveying petroleum products in a Dangote truck.
EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
He said the suspects were arrested by the Army in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.
Uwujaren said in the statement that men of the 2 Brigade of the Nigerian Army stationed in Uyo nabbed the trio with the Dangote truck conveying “illegally refined petroleum products”.
“The suspects were arrested by soldiers during a routine check.
“It was later discovered that instead of cement the Dangote truck with Kano State registration number KNC 145 XA, was conveying illegally refined petroleum products.
”The products were concealed in huge cellophane bags numbering about 190 and were being conveyed to an unknown destination.
“At the time of their arrest, the suspects could not produce any licence that authorised them to deal in petroleum products.
“There was also no way bill to cover the conveyance of the said product,” the EFCC spokesman said.
Uwujaren added that the suspects were handed over to the Uyo zonal office of the EFCC on Tuesday.