The Police on Thursday in Abuja paraded two officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for allegedly dealing in illegally refined Petroleum products.
The police also paraded two other suspects for unlawful possession of firearms, conspiracy and violence during the last River State House of Assembly supplementary election.
The two NSCDC staff paraded are – Ogah Oviedo and Angel Kilosomemo.
Items recovered from them include a patrol van belonging to the Corp and 350 litres of illegally refined diesel.
Briefing journalists in Abuja, the Force Spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, said “the IGP’s Special Task Force on Petroleum and illegal bunkering on March 7 at about 2100hrs while on patrol intercepted a patrol van belonging to the NSCDC loaded with suspected illegally refined Petroleum products along Otuasegha area of Yenagoa.
“The two suspects volunteered confessional statements admitting to be personnel of the NSCDC attached to critical infrastructure department, Bayelsa State command and that the van belongs to their HOD Lawrence Ndubushi.”
Moshood noted that the office of the suspects has been informed and the police investigation team is awaiting their response on the case before arraigning the suspects in court.
Those paraded for electoral violence in Rivers are – Brigg Dinabo and Harry Omeba and items recovered from them include two AK 47 rifles, three magazines, 24 rounds of live ammunitions, two expended ammunition shell, 50 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) tags and one Acura Jeep with registration no AFM875FN.
The Force spokesman added: “On Saturday, February 25, 2017 during the rerun of the Rivers State legislative election, suspected thugs unleashed violence on voters, shooting indiscriminately and thereby hijacked ballot boxes in gross violation of the electoral act.
“In the process the two suspects were identified and arrested by SARS patrol team at Etche, Rivers State.”
He said investigation is ongoing to arrest three other suspects who are still at large.
They are Samuel Nwanosilla, Odiane Princewill and Roland Sekibo.
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