Kerosene adulteration: NSCDC nabs suspect in Nasarawa

Kerosene adulteration: NSCDC nabs suspect in Nasarawa

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Nasarawa has arrested a suspect said to be  involved in adulteration of kerosene with petrol in Lafia.

A statement issued on Friday in Lafia by Mr Aso Okereke, the command’s spokesman,  said the suspect was arrested on Wednesday at  Bukan-Sidi area of the metropolis.

He said that preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect bought 87 litres of kerosene and adulterated it with 25 litres of petrol to increase the volume and maximise profit in view of the increase in the price of kerosene.

Okereke  said the offence was punishable under sections 17 (b) and 18 of the Miscellaneous Offences Act.

He  cautioned members of the public to always buy kerosene and other petroleum products from approved vendors to avert dangerous consequences.

“The corps is concerned about the disastrous effect of the suspect’s action to the safety of citizens considering the numerous cases of kerosene explosions recorded in other parts of the country,”  he said.

Okereke  said the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded on the matter.

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