LG arrests food vendor with 47 kegs of fuel

By 08:22 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 Comments


The Ojodu Local Council Development Area of Lagos State

on Monday apprehended a middle-aged man in the Ogba

area, Innocent Nwevo, with 47 kegs of Premium Motor Spirit

otherwise known as Petrol.

Executive Secretary of the council, Mallam Ahmed Jaji, said

a combined team of members of the Caretaker Committee

and men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps,

attached to the LCDA, arrested the culprit.

Jaji said the team acted on a tip off that a tenant in a shop,

opposite the Sunday Retail Market, Ogba, was stockpiling

and engaging in illegal sale of petroleum product in the area.

He added that being a resident of the area, he mobilised his

team for an on-the-spot assessment of the place.

The council boss explained that the team uncovered several

kegs of petrol, carefully concealed behind foodstuffs and

other commodities in the shop, adding that to avoid being

mobbed, the team took both the culprit and the exhibit to the

council.


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