Three trucks suspected of carrying adulterated petroleum products, have been intercepted by the State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps.
Disclosing this to journalists in Awka, the New State Commandant of the Corps, Mr John Ahwen said the three trucks were intercepted between sixteenth of last month and last week.
Mr Ahwen, a Lawyer, said one of the trucks was carrying a product suspected to be adulterated black oil, while the second one was carrying fuel and the third was carrying diesel.
He explained that samples of the products have been taken for laboratory tests while investigation is ongoing.
The new Commandant attributed the crime free yuletide across the state to the effective security network put in place by Governor Willie Obiano, noting that the synergy and inter-agency cooperation amongst security agencies in the state, is yielding the desired results, as they have continued to share intelligence while the state vigilante service has remained an effective source of intelligence and grass-root maintenance of security.
Mr Ahwen, assured that the command has put in place basic operational and tactical strategy to ensure protection of critical infrastructure, tackle vandalism and diversion of petroleum products among other functions and cautioned personnel of the Corps, against excesses and abuse of power.
He enjoined the public to assist the corps with prompt and useful information by dialing 08023052002 for immediate action.
Until his deployment to the state, Mr Ahwen was the Head of Counter Terrorism Unit at the National Headquarters of the Corps in Abuja.