The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Lagos State Command, has arrested three Beninese in Lagos for allegedly siphoning 6,250 litres of petrol.
It was learnt that the suspects were initially arrested by the Nigerian Navy’s patrol team, who handed them over to the NSCDC.
The command in a statement noted that the three suspects – Bidem Kakon, 32; Gbeza Atanancy, 24; and Haunsa Crepin, 25; were arrested in a wooden boat conveying 6,250 litres of petrol.
Parading the suspects, the NSCDC commandant, Paul Ayeni stated that the suspects will soon be taken to court for their involvement in economic sabotage.
He said: “The PMS siphoned by the bunkered which is worth N1.2 million can serve about 500 households if not stolen.
“Until their arrest, they lived at 6 Adogeta Street, Cotonou.”
Ayeni added that the suspects were arrested at a frontier between Nigerian Maritime Boundary and the Republic of Benin, adding that the suspects would soon be prosecuted.