Godwin AJOM, Calabar
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Cross River state command has impounded eight trucks laden with suspected adulterated petroleum product in the state and arrested 10 suspects.
The commandant of NSCDC in Cross River, Mr Samuel Fadeyi, disclosed this in an interview with our reporter in Calabar while responding to questions about the command’s activities in 2022.
Fadeyi said over 10 suspects were arrested in connection with the crime during the period under review. According to him, the trucks were conveying Premium Motor Spirit and adulterated diesel.
He said suspects have been charged to court and that NSCDC had the mandate of providing protection to federal, state and local government infrastructure that have to do with petroleum products, energy and telecommunications facilities nationwide.
“In the year 2022, we impounded eight trucks conveying suspected adulterated petroleum products and we arrested over 10 suspects. The trucks were conveying premium motor spirit and suspected adulterated diesel.
“We also arrested 13 suspects for vandalising the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company cables and other facilities. Also in 2022, we arrested some suspects for attempting to vandalise the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation pipeline at Esuk Utan community in Calabar Municipality.
“During the period under review, NSCDC officials were also involved in rescue operation of most kidnapped cases in the state,” he said.