NSCDC Arrests Three Illegal Refinery Operators In Edo


The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Edo State Command, says it has arrested three suspects in a raid at a newly discovered illegal refinery.
The Tide source reports that the illegal refinery was located at Iguadolor community near Benin, in the Ovia South West Local Government Area.
More than 49,000 litres of illegally refined petroleum product suspected to be diesel was also destroyed by the corps in the raid.
‘’The destroyed illegally refined petroleum product were stocked in a 45,000 litres capacity truck, as well as 161 jerry cans of 25 litres,’’ the State Commandant, Mr Makinde Ayinla, said.
He added that the illegal refinery was uncovered through intelligence report.
Ayinla who expressed shock at the location of the illegal refinery because of its proximity to some residential houses, urged the public to be vigilant about happenings around them.
“Now you can see the people around here are saying they didn’t know that it was illegal activities of refining petroleum that was taking place here.