NSCDC arrests 8 tanker drivers for transporting fake diesel


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has arrested eight tanker drivers for allegedly lifting and transporting suspected illegally refined diesel out of Rivers State.

The Corps Commandant in Rivers State, Abu Tambuwal said this in a statement issued by the command’s spokesman, Olufemi Ayodele, yesterday in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

Abu Tambuwal said the suspects used forged documents to distribute adulterated petroleum products to motorists across the country before they were apprehended.

Abu Tambuwal said the arrests and seizures were made possible following a tip-off that led to the trailing of the suspects and trucks for over three weeks.

He alleged the suspects used an already executed Court Auction Order to move trucks loaded with illegally refined petroleum products.