IGP task force parades 8 suspected illegal oil dealers, recovers 7,000 liters of crude in Delta
The Inspector-General of Police Special Task Force on Pipeline Vandalization attached to PPMC, Warri Depot in Delta State has paraded eight illegal refinery dealers operating within the Coastal settlements in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.
The Commander of the IGP Special Task Force on Pipeline Vandalization attached to PPMC, Warri Depot, SP Mohammed El-Yakubu paraded the
He disclosed that two speed boats, one wooden boat, generating sets, containers laden with over 7,000 liters of locally refined diesel otherwise known as AGO set to be loaded into the wooden boats for delivery were recovered and paraded alongside with the eight suspects. While all the arrested suspects will be charged to court after investigations had been concluded, the impounded product would be handed over to PPMC for evacuation after it has been authorized by DPR for discounting. El-Yakubu, warned those behind the illicit oil deals in the state particularly within his coverage area to desist from such criminal activities, stressing that, it would no longer be business as usual. It was learnt that the illegal refinery dealers whose network is spread across the entire creeks of Delta Waterways is the brain behind the conversion of stolen crude oil to locally refined products and sold to some major marketers who in turn dispense to the public at the official rates.