Eleven suspects have been arrested by the Ondo state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for dealing in adulterated diesel.
The suspects were arrested in Iju Osun Community in Irele Local Government Area of the state, in the early hours of Sunday September 11.
Some of them have been identified as Rapheal Daniel, 35; Aufure Amtaghan, 30; Gbelebu Micheal, 40; Godwin Famous, 24; Famous Ojujoh 25; Francis Peres, 29; Thorbe Tholesaime, 30 and Thankgod Sowe, 30.
The commandant of the corps, Dr Hammed Abodunrin said;
”Eleven suspects have been apprehended at Iju Osun. The items recovered from them include, four wooden boats containing unquantified adulterated petroleum products concealed in cellophane bags, jerrycans containing suspected adulterated Automotive Gas Oil (diesel) while one of the canoes was used as a dump vessel with oil.
“We also recovered five speed boat engines, 40 Horse power Yamaha engines, 30 Horse power Yamaha engines, 9.9 Horse power Yamaha and 6 Horse power Yamaha engines.
“It is a renewed fight against oil theft and economic sabotage. The Federal Government cannot afford to be losing the resources of the country into the hands of few who think they can keep on with their sabotage putting us in trouble every now and then.
“Citizens should be vigilant, they should report strange movements in their communities promptly and together, we can all save our common wealth.”
Abodunrin added that the suspects would soon appear in court as soon as investigation is concluded.