The Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), on Wednesday in Lagos, paraded a 35-year-old man over alleged bunkering of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) value N1.65 million.
The NSCDC Commandant within the state, Mr Paul Ayeni, whereas parading the suspect, stated he was caught within the Arepo space of Ogun.
NAN stories that Ayeni stated the suspect, who hails from Oyo State however resides at No. 41, Ore-Ofe road, Mile 12, Lagos, was caught with 10,000 litres of PMS allegedly siphoned from one of many Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company’s pipelines within the space.
Ayeni, who put the market worth of the stolen PMS at N1.65 million, stated folks partaking in such unlawful acts have been solely depleting authorities’s sources.
The commandant berated these partaking in bunkering for the hardship they have been inflicting the Federal Authorities and Nigerians.
He reiterated the corps’ readiness to proceed to stay as much as its mandate of defending important infrastructure within the nation.
Ayeni stated the NSCDC was prepared to reveal any criminality that might undermine the correct functioning of the state and the nation’s important infrastructure.
He stated that the command was looking for different suspects who escaped throughout the arrest, including, nonetheless, that the one already apprehended can be made to face the wrath of the legislation.
However, the suspect, in a chat with newsmen, stated he was deceived into the unlawful act by a butcher.
He stated, “I used to be approached by somebody at Kara abattoir, situated in Ogun.