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Police Taskforce Nab Five In Delta State For Oil Theft

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The pipeline vandalisation and illegal refineries police task force has arrested five Suspects and seized 13000 refined diesel in Delta State on Friday.

SP Mohammed El-Yakub, the leader of the task force team, said that the suspects were at Okpurishigbene community on intelligence gathering, adding that the impounded 13,000 litres diesel were in four boats being convened by the suspects.

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    ‘My men and I have been on the trail of the suspects and their cartel until this morning, the suspects specialise in converting stolen crude to cooked diesel for sometimes in this area, and we immediately moved into the community to arrest the suspects”.

    He further said that the arrested suspects would be charged to court upon completion of the investigation, adding that the impounded products would be handed over to petroleum products and marketing company ( PPMC) for evacuation after being authorised.

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