Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) have nabbed 10 suspected illegal refiners of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) in Lagos State.
It was disclosed by the state NSCDC Commandant,Mr Paul Ayeni,on Monday that the NSCDC collaborated with the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) to achieve this feat.
The suspects identified as; Okriko Ebi, 45- yr-old, Monday Otuagomah, 44 years, Olumide Ikuyiminy, 53 years, Binabi Males, 40 years and Pius Ayeni, 45 years, Moses Ajimisan, 33 years, Maurice Blessing, 30 years, Barry Omoseye, 49 years, Idowu Ekundayo, 37 years and Wisdom Blessing,30 years, were intercepted in a wooden boat in Badagry area of Lagos State.
According to Ayeni, three of them are from Awoye Community, Ilaje, Local Government Area, Ondo State while seven others hail from Isoko North Region of Delta.
Items retrieved from the boat included; 20 GeePee tanks of 1,500 litres each and 16 drums suspected to be Automotive Gas Oil (AGO).
However,Ayeni disclosed that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are finished.