Olaide Hassan, a 28-year-old Oyo indigene has been accosted by the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) anti-vandal and commandant’s monitoring team for allegedly trying to siphon Petroleum Product of about 66 kegs to Benin Republic
Hassan who was arrested on Thursday at the ogboro-Saki road was with PMS products totalling 1,650 litres amounting to N267, 300.
The commandant, NSCDC State command headquarters, Agodi GRA, Ibadan, Mr. Adaralewa Michael while speaking on the incident, expressed disappointment on such issues and promised that every perpetrator of similar acts in the State will be arrested and brought to book as these acts affect the State and Nation’s economy negatively.
He said, ” It is better for all the criminals who think they want to stay in Oyo State to perpetrate their acts to have a rethink and look for legal means of working, as they must be made to know that there is a new Sheriff in town “.
While the Commandant encouraged the general public to be on the lookout for other masterminds of these vicious acts and report them to the NSCDC in the State and other security agencies in the State, said that thorough investigations will be done and the suspect will be charged to court.
He further assured the general public that the NSCDC will keep watch during the last quarter of the year and beyond because they want to make sure the economy of the State is not crippled by some unscrupulous elements.
The suspect, Hassan Olaide an indigene of Saki in the Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State, allegedly used a black Golf car with registration number AGL 17 AY Lagos to smuggle the kegs of PMS products to sell it in the Republic of Benin.