NSCDC intercepts 36,000 litres of adulterated diesel seized in Anambra

NSCDC officers

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has intercepted a tanker laden with about 36,000 litres of adulterated diesel in Anambra.

Its spokesman in Anambra, a deputy superintendent of the corps, Edwin Okadigbo, said in a statement on Wednesday that the tanker’s driver, Abdulrahman Ahmed, 37, was also arrested.

He was arrested at Ihiala in Ihiala local government area on December 7.

The statement added that the NSCDC had received an intelligence report about the activities of a syndicate involved in the distribution of adulterated diesel and swiftly moved against it.

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It also stated that the commandant of the NSCDC in Anambra, Chimezie Obiyo, had reiterated his directive to the corps’ anti-vandalism team to flush out vandals and those transporting petroleum products illegally.

The NSCDC added that the commandant had also directed that Mr Ahmed be taken to the command’s Investigation and Intelligence Department for investigation and prosecution.

“The war against illegal dealings requires the cooperation of the public to flush out those distributing adulterated petroleum products in the state and beyond,’’ the statement quoted Mr Obiyo as saying.