Six nabbed as illegal petrol depot discovered in Imo market

The police in Imo State, on Saturday, uncovered an illegal petrol products’ depot in the Ogbosisi Market, Naza, Owerri North Local Government Area of the state.

The police spokesman, Bala Elkana, said in a statement, “On Saturday, May 29, 2021, around 9.57am, acting on information received from credible sources, operatives of the command attached to the Anti-Riot Unit and Quick Intervention Team uncovered an illegal depot, where petroleum products were stored for onward transportation to locations targeted for attacks.

“The depot is located at Ogboshishi, Naze in the Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State. The depot is made up of 14 shops, which are all piled up with petroleum products. The products are suspected to have been obtained through illegal bunkering.

“One tanker truck with number plate GWA 568 AA was intercepted while discharging a petroleum product into some drums and sacks, using a Robin EY15 pumping machine. Both the truck and the pumping machine were recovered.

“Six suspects have so far been arrested. Investigation is ongoing

“While commending the giant stride of the team, the Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, reiterated the unwavering commitment of the command to neutralising every criminal gang and cells in the state.”

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