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NSCDC Uncovers, Destroys Illegal Crude Oil Depots In Imo

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has claimed that it has managed to uncover some illegal crude oil warehouses and apprehended two suspects in separate operations conducted across Imo State.

NSCDC shared details of these operations on its official Facebook page on Sunday night, along with images showcasing the successful enforcement activities.

The post which was sighted by The Eastern Updates reads in part: ‘Intensifying the war against economic saboteurs: The CG SIS arrests two suspected economic saboteurs and impounds one Toyota Sequoia jeep loaded with over 5,000 litres of suspected adulterated AGO at Abacheke of Ohaji/Egbema LGA of Imo State.’

Additionally, NSCDC revealed that during the operations, two illegal crude oil warehouses located in a dense forest in Izorsu community of Oguta II Local Government Area and Umuofor community of Oguta Local Government Area in Imo State were discovered and subsequently destroyed.

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In another report, a man named John is in custody after the Abia State Police Command caught him falsifying his own kidnap and asking his family for ₦3 million ransom.

The command’s spokesperson, ASP Maureen Chinaka, revealed that the suspect stayed in a guest house while coordinating ransom discussions with his relatives.

The PPRO reported that before his arrest by police operatives, John had diminished the ransom sum to N2 million.

‘On the 13th of November 2023, reports got to the police by family members that One John (male) of Amachara Umuahia was allegedly kidnapped by unknown assailants as he went to withdraw money along Bank Road in Umuahia,’ the PPRO said.

‘Responding swiftly to the report, the Abia State Police took immediate action. Utilizing surveillance intelligence, the police traced the purported kidnapping to Umuahia.’

‘Reaching the specified location, the police discovered Mr John at Wisdom Guest House. Examination revealed no evidence of external involvement in the alleged kidnapping,’

‘Mr John confessed to orchestrating his kidnap and demanding a ransom of 3 million naira, which after negotiation, reduced to 2 million naira from his family, as a desperate measure to raise funds to clear his substantial debts. The matter is under discreet investigation,

‘The public is hereby advised to desist from such criminal acts. Perpetrators are subject to the full extent of the law, with a felony charge and a potential ten years imprisonment,’ she warned.

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