Navy hands over suspected illegal petrol dealers to NSCDC

Navy hands over suspected illegal petrol dealers to NSCDC
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The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Lagos command, said another seven suspected illegal dealers of Premuim Motor Spirit (PMS) have been handed to it by the Nigerian Navy.

NSCDC Lagos command spokeswoman, Mrs Kehinde Bada-Okoli, who disclosed this to newsmen on Wednesday, said the suspects are men.

Bada-Okoli, said some of the items recovered from the suspects includes 80 drums of 250 litres of PMS and 100 of 250 liter empty drums.

“Other items recovered included two 50 Horse Power (HP) outboard engines, one pumping machine and one 50 HP spare machine,” she said.

She said the suspects would be handed over to the appropriate agency for further investigation and prosecution.

The NSCDC spokesperson said that the corps would not rest on its oars in carrying out its mandate of protecting critical infrastructure as well as lives and property, towards ensuring a crime-free Lagos.

She enjoined the populace to avail the Corps and other security agencies with necessary intelligence information to rid the state of all forms of crimes,” she said.