Four suspected members of a cartel that specializes in the marketing of locally refined AGO otherwise known as diesel, have been arrested by the tactical team of the Inspector General of Police deployed toe PPMC depot in Warri, Delta state.
This arrest was made barely a week after the same team invaded two notorious illegal refineries camps in Oteghele and Ugbodede communities both in Warri South Council area and arrested nine persons alongside 15,000 litres of refined diesel.
The latest arrest which occurred in the early hours of Wednesday at Jeddo community in Okpe Local Government Area, saw the interception of a truck load of refined diesel at the popular Samzino filling station, known for its involvement in shaddy deals.
Suspects arrested during the invasion include; Hassan Mohammed (m) 36 years, Great Favour Zaki (m) 42 years, Rufia Aminu (m) 22 years and one Blessing Odogboro (m) 43 years, who drove a pick up vehicle with the inscription ‘Delta state Task Force on Petroleum Monitoring’ to the crime scene.
Reacting to this arrest, the Commander, IGP Special Task Force on Pipeline Vandalization, PPMC Depot, Warri, SP Mohammed El-Yakubu, restated his commitment to on-going war against crude oil theft and pipeline vandalism.
He warned the criminal element behind this dastardly act, especially within his area of coverage to desist as it would no longer be business as usual for them.
“These recent arrest should serve as a warning signal to those perpetrating this criminal act to put an end to in this area as my Command is out to ensure that such is no longer allowed within my coverage area”, SP El-Yakubu reaffirmed