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Imo Police Uncover Illegal Petroleum Depot, Make Arrests

An illegal petroleum depot was uncovered in Imo state by security operatives of the State Police Command.

The police said the illegal petroleum depot was uncovered in Ogbosisi, Naze, Owerri North Local Government Area of the state.

Six persons were arrested during the raid. A tanker truck discharging petroleum products was also intercepted.

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He operation was confirmed in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Bala Elkana.

According to him, a team drafted from the Anti Riot Unit and Quick Intervention Team made the discovery.

He said:

“On 29th May 2021 at about 0957hours, acting on information received from a credible source, Operatives of the Command attached to Anti-riot unit and Quick Intervention Team, uncovered an illegal depot where petroleum products are stored for onward transportation to locations targeted for attacks,”

“The depot is located at Ogboshishi, Naze in Owerri North Local Government Area, Imo State. The Depot is made up of fourteen shops which are all piled up with petroleum products. The products are suspected to have been obtained through bunkering.

“One Tanker Truck with registration number GWA 568 AA was Intercepted discharging petroleum products into some drums and sacks using a Robin EY15 pumping machine. Both the truck and the pumping machine were recovered.

“Six suspects were so far arrested. Investigation is ongoing.


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