Seizes 56 gallons of adulterated diesel in Rivers
By Davies Iheamnachor – Port Harcourt
The Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in a bid to curb unlawful dealings on Petroleum merchandise have arrange a workforce to determine unapproved dumps websites in Rivers State.
NSCDC additionally disclosed that it has seized 56 gallons of adulterated Automotive Fuel Oil, AGO, (diesel) from unlawful dumps within the state.
Talking, the State Commandant, NSCDC, Muktar Lawal, mentioned the transfer was to avert a catastrophe ready to occur, noting that he has constituted a particular anti-vandal workforce to determine unlawful dumps throughout the state.
Lawal mentioned: “At about 1500hrs on Tuesday, 19th January 2021, the anti-vandal workforce of the command arrested a suspect by identify Mr. Ezike Shoke with a Volkswagen Jetta automotive loaded with suspected illegally refined AGO.
“It was loaded in gallons 56 in quantity at an unlawful dump located at quantity 34 Arochukwu Avenue, Rumumasi in Port Harcourt metropolis L.G.A of Rivers State.
“The unlawful dump the place the suspected merchandise had been seized was located at a residential space making it unacceptable and harmful for the residence of the realm because of the hostile well being results which in excessive instances outcomes to dying. Different gadgets seized on the crime scene embrace 57 empty gallons discovered on the crime scene.
He added that investigation was ongoing to arrest all of the operators of the dump, stating that they’d be prosecuted.