Fake NSCDC officers nabbed for extorting money from petrol stations
Written by on March 10, 2022
The Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, on Wednesday, said it arrested five suspects for allegedly extorting money from petrol stations.
The suspects, who claimed to be NSCDC officers on a national assignment from Abuja, were alleged to be going round petrol stations in Ilorin, the state capital, collecting money.
The spokesman for the NSCDC in Kwara State, Afolabi Babawale, in a statement in Ilorin on Wednesday, said the command had commenced investigations to confirm if the suspects were running a syndicate.
Babawale identified the suspects as Saheed Adedayo (37), Muritala Oloruntoyin (40), Emmanuel Ferife (45), Abiodun Oluseun (44) and Isaac Aluko (43).
According to the statement, the suspects, while claiming to be members of the Importers Association of Nigeria, admitted to doing illegal duties.
Babawale said the commandant of the NSCDC in the state, Makinde Ayinla, appealed to petrol stations and residents to be wary of unscrupulous elements who might want to use the fuel scarcity in the country to perpetrate crimes.