The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have arrested an engine oil vendor recognized Nuhu Umar reportedly being concerned in buying and selling adulterated petroleum.
Umar was paraded on Tuesday, June 14 alongside eight drums utilized in adulterating engine oil.
Gombe State Commandant of NSCDC. Waziri Goni mentioned the command was alerted after an officer visited Umar’s store in an try to patronise him. The officer raised an alarm after seeing that the oil was pretend.
It was additional learnt that the suspect bought the adulterated oil in collaboration with one other suspect recognized as Habibu Ibrahim, who provided from Kano.
“He was arrested around Tumfure area, he sells adulterated engine oil with petroleum and kerosene. We have sent the sample to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation for evaluation but unfortunately, the Department of Petroleum Resource said they are going to do it. Already the suspect had confessed to the crime, it was our officer who discovered the illicit place when he went to buy oil.
“We want to alert the public most especially motorists because they can stand just anywhere to buy engine oil, this is why a lot of vehicles are in mechanic workshops because of engine problems. The public should buy from genuine engine oil sellers with a date. Investigation is currently on to discover others within the state.”
Umar who confessed to the crime, mentioned a pretend 20 litre-product was bought at N21,000 whereas the unique was 25,000.
“I usually get supplies from Habibu Ibrahim from Kano State who processes it there, my role is to sell and market it here in Gombe.”
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