Three suspected oil thieves using a truck belonging to Dangote Cement Company to transport petroleum product believed to be stolen has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to EFCC, the Product was poured in huge cellophane bags numbering about 190 camouflaged as cement.
Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, spokesperson for the agency said that the suspect were arrested and handed over to the Uyo Zonal office of the EFCC by officers of the Second Brigade of the Nigerian Army.
The suspects were arrested during a routine check on vehicles in Akwa Ibom State.
“The suspects were arrested by soldiers during a routine check. It was later discovered that instead of cement, the Dangote truck with Kano State registration number KNC 145 XA was conveying illegally refined petroleum product. The products were being conveyed to an unknown destination.”
“At the time of their arrest, the suspects could not produce any license that authorized them to deal in petroleum products. There was also no way bill to cover the conveyance of the said product,” Mr. Wilson said.