NSCDC arrests 12 suspects, recovers Indian hemp, two boats in Lagos


CITIZENS COMPASS– LAGOS State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), on Wednesday, paraded 12 suspects allegedly involved in illegal dealings in petroleum products.and hard drugs.

The command said it also recovered some products and two boats laden with 54 bags of Indian hemp and other exhibits.

Parading the suspects at its Corporate Headquarters office in Ikeja, Commandant Usman Alfadarai said the arrest was in line with the renewed and re – invigorated efforts against oil pipeline vandalism, illegal dealings in petroleum products, economic sabotage and other forms of criminality, in Lagos State.

Giving the breakdown of the arrest, he said two suspects were arrested in connection with illegal dealings in petroleum products, five suspects in connection with other crimes and five other suspects in connection with two intercepted boats laden with 54 bags of cannabis sativa also known as Indian hemp in another operation.

According to the Commandant, the suspects were arrested on Friday, January 27, 2023, during separate operations.

“On Friday, 27th January, 2023, at about 08:13hrs, the Anti – Vandal team arrested two suspects on board a short Mark Tanker with number plate, T – 1401LA loaded with suspected adulterated AGO also known as diesel, along Lekki – Ikate road, in Lekki axis of the State.

“In another operation, on Sunday, 29th January, 2023, at about 21:45hrs, the Marine team of the Unit also made arrest of five ( 5 ) suspects, who were paddling a boat loaded with yet unquantified litres of suspected adulterated AGO, at CMS Water ways axis of the State.

“Furthermore, in another development, on Monday, 30th January, 2023, at about 03:00hrs at wee hours, the team, intercepted two boats laden with fifty four bags of cannabis sativa also known as Indian hemp and arrested five suspects connected to the crime, at the Ijora water ways axis of Lagos.

He said he has ordered the Anti – vandal unit of the Command to evacuate the suspected products and other exhibits back to the Lagos State Command, Head Quarters, in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, in a bid, to bring perpetrators to book and find lasting solutions to such ugly economic sabotage in the Area and the State in general .

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