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NSCDC nabs 8 suspected oil thieves in Bayelsa

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Bayelsa Command, on Tuesday, said it has arrested eight suspects in its fight against oil thieves in…

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Bayelsa Command, on Tuesday, said it has arrested eight suspects in its fight against oil thieves in the state.

Mr Edenabu Eweka, State Commandant of the corps, said that the suspects were arrested in two separate operations within the last one week.

Eweka also said that the corps seized a truck laden with 45,000 litres of suspected illegally-refined Automotive Gas Oil (AGO).

He explained that three of the suspects were arrested at an illegal refinery site at Kolo in Ogbia LGA of Bayelsa with the truck already filled with the illegally-refined product.

He said that in the second operation on Feb. 11, five suspected vandals were caught in the act at Krokrosei-Azuzuama pipeline in Southern Ijaw LGA in the state.

According to him, of the five suspects, four were identified to be suspected vandals while one is a buyer of the stolen crude. (NAN)

 

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