JTE NEWS: Nigerian Police Arrest Men Travelling With 800,000 Litres Of Diesel. - JTOWN EXCLUSIVE BLOG

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26 Feb 2017

JTE NEWS: Nigerian Police Arrest Men Travelling With 800,000 Litres Of Diesel.


Ogbolu Louis ( Captain ) , Izuazu Anayo ( Chief Engineer ), Solomon Agbanoma ( Able Seaman ) and a depot manager , Olajide Kabir, are now cooling off in police net , after being apprehended weith 800 , 000 litres of adulterated diesel in Lagos , they were transporting with a marine vessel, Jazzi .

Police Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood , who confirmed the incident , disclosed that the men were arrested by IGP’ S Task Force on Illegal Petroleum Bunkering , at a location in Kirikiri area of Lagos State .

“ On February 6 , 2017 at about 0217 hrs , after a sustained surveillance and monitoring of MT Jazzi vessel and crew members sailing from the creeks of Port Harcourt in Rivers State , the IGP Task Force on Illegal Petroleum Bunkering unexpectedly swooped on the vessel and its crew members at a location in Kirikiri Area of Lagos State , arrested the vessel and the three crew members and the Manager of the Nakem depot where the illegally refined AGO ( Diesel ) was discharged . ”

He also said the men would be prosecuted in court after investigation have been concluded.
However , when interviewed , Louis said he wasn’ t allowed to get the necessary documents, showing the diesel was legally lifted , and that the product they were transporting wasn ’ t adulterated .

He also disclosed he was beaten with a machete during interrogation and forced to admit to committing the said crime .
“ I have all the documents to prove that the product was legitimately lifted but the police did not allow me to get them . They beat me with machete and I had to sign a confessional statement that I lifted the AGO from Abonema creeks in order to save my life. ”

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