Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested two suspects for alleged diversion of petroleum products suspected to be Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol.
The suspects, identified as Akeem Adesola, 30, and Benjamin Adeniyi, 29, were nabbed with the truck, a blue Leyland DAF with registration number Lagos EKY 189 XV on Iseyin-Saki Road at about 3pm on Wednesday, the Anti-Vandalism Unit of the command.
Parading the suspects on Friday, July 16, the state Commandant, Michael Adaralewa, said that the command had re-strategised by improving on intense patrol of crime-prone areas in the state to combat any act of criminality.
He said that the driver, Adesola, confessed that the destination of the product was meant to be NNPC, Ibadan, as written on the waybill, but that he was taking it to Saki when he was intercepted.
Adaralewa added that the suspects would be charged to court after the completion of investigation.
The Commandant warned those indulging in diversion and illegal dealings in petroleum products to desist, as the state command would leave no stone unturned in dealing with the perpetrators who believe in sabotaging the effort of the government.
“The Command has zero-tolerance for criminalities, hence, all perpetrators are to either relocate out of Oyo State or face the wrath of the law.” he added.