NSCDC Intercepts 3,896 Litres Of Stolen Petroleum Products In Lagos



The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Lagos State Command has again, recorded another success with the recovery of 3,896 litres of petroleum products suspected to be stolen by some unscrupulous elements.

Identified as Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) commonly known as petrol, the substance was said to have been discovered by operatives of the command while on monitoring of critical national assets and infrastructure, kept in a bush path at Epeme village in Olorunda LCDA, of Badagry, on Saturday, 18th February, 2023, at about 01:35hrs during wee hours.

The spokesperson of the command DSC Abolurin Oluwaseun made the disclosure in a release made available to journalists on Monday.

” While carrying out evacuation of the aforementioned products above, on the following day, Sunday, 19th February, 2023, the Corps ‘ operatives recovered about twenty three sacks of about hundred litres each and fifty seven yellow kegs of about twenty eight litres each of Premium Motor Spirit ( PMS ) also known as petrol at the scene. 

” The total quantity of products recovered at the Epeme village totalled about three  thousand eight hundred and ninety six litres of PMS.

” The State Commandant has ordered that the exhibits recovered, from the operation aforementioned above be brought to the State Command Headquarters, in Alausa, Ikeja, for further interrogation and investigation on the matter, in a bid to ascertain and bring the culprits suspected to be behind the ugly scenario to book.

” Finally, CC Alfadarai also seized, the occasion of this operation, to further reiterate the Command’s resolve and commitment to stamp out oil theft, illegal dealings in petroleum products and vandalism of other critical national assets belonging to the Government ( s ) in the State”, the release stated.


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