Suspects arrested for dealing in adulterated diesel, say they make N20m daily

Suspects arrested for dealing in adulterated diesel, say they make N20m daily

Forty three people have been arrested by the operatives of the Lagos State Task force on Environment over allegation that they are into oil bunkering business.

They were arrested over the weekend and about 2.5 million litres of adulterated diesel were found with them at their base in Alausa, Ikeja area.

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Confessing to the crime, one of the suspect, Iyiola Adeyinka said their company, Jlobjin Petroleum Ltd, used to make over N20 million every day from sales of adulterated diesel.

Explaining their modus operandi, the suspect said they mixed diesel with kerosene on daily basis and supplied it in large quantities to the public particularly communication companies and banks at cheaper rates across the state.

Another staff of the company arrested alongside Adeyinka, Mr. Nonso Mordi, aged 25 years from Ogwashi Uku in Delta State in his confession stated that their business was very lucrative as individuals get between N3,000 to N4,000 per day.

His word, “We have a very good contact with major oil marketers who supply us with diesel and kerosene everyday for our business,”

Jlobjin Petroleum Ltd belonging to one Alhaji Lukumon Ojena, according to Chairman of the Lagos State Taskforce, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, who led the recovery team said the operation was sequel to “Save Our Soul,” SOS, petitions submitted to his office over illegal activities of some oil bunkers at Plot 8, Elephant Cement Way, Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja.

Egbeyemi added that during the exercise, suspects were caught in the act, adulterating original diesel with kerosene and selling at a reduced price to the public.

According to him, “Preliminary investigation with available documents (receipts) revealed that the illegal business has been on for over seven years.

“Adulterated diesel, worth 2.5 million litres were fully loaded inside gallons and six different trucks with registration numbers; FST 615 XR, EPE 672 XC, DKW 05 XA, KTU 750 XN, BDG 717 XA, FKJ 327 XH and XR 95 LSD.”

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