The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Saturday in Lagos said it had arrested two suspected vandals with 68 jerry cans of petrol, worth N160,000.
The Lagos State corps' Commander, Mr Shem Obafaiye, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said that his men recovered about 2,000 Jerry cans each loaded with 25 litres of petrol.
Obafaiye said that the duo were arrested at Owode border in?Badagry Local Government Area of Lagos State around midnight where they syphoned the product from a truck at the `Miracle Oil filling'' station at Pashi Asiri.
He said that the suspects were about 10 in number but only two of them were arrested.
He said that one of the suspects, confessed that he was a motor mechanic and he usually engaged in illegal bunkering in the night.
The commandant said that the second suspect also confessed that he sold diesel and kerosine to unsuspecting companies and government offices in Ekiti.
“Illegal business has become a daily affair and the command is helpless because we are lacking operational vehicles and equipment to meet up with the challenges,'' he said.
He, however, assured members of the public that the command would continue to do its best to get rid of “criminals'' who were out to sabotage the Nigerian economy.(NAN)