Engine Oil Trader Arrested Over Fake Products In Gombe
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have arrested an engine oil seller identified Nuhu Umar reportedly being involved in trading adulterated petroleum.
Umar was paraded on Tuesday, June 14 alongside eight drums used in adulterating engine oil.
Gombe State Commandant of NSCDC. Waziri Goni said the command was alerted after an officer visited Umar’s shop in an attempt to patronise him. The officer raised an alarm after seeing that the oil was fake.
It was further learnt that the suspect sold the adulterated oil in collaboration with another suspect identified as Habibu Ibrahim, who supplied from Kano.
“He was arrested around Tumfure area, he sells adulterated engine oil with petroleum and kerosene. We have sent the sample to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation for evaluation but unfortunately, the Department of Petroleum Resource said they are going to do it. Already the suspect had confessed to the crime, it was our officer who discovered the illicit place when he went to buy oil.
“We want to alert the public most especially motorists because they can stand just anywhere to buy engine oil, this is why a lot of vehicles are in mechanic workshops because of engine problems. The public should buy from genuine engine oil sellers with a date. Investigation is currently on to discover others within the state.”
Umar who confessed to the crime, said a fake 20 litre-product was sold at N21,000 while the original was 25,000.
“I usually get supplies from Habibu Ibrahim from Kano State who processes it there, my role is to sell and market it here in Gombe.”