No fewer than five suppliers of suspected illegally-refined petroleum products have been arrested to a multinational construction company in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
They were arrested on Wednesday September 1, 2021by operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The arrest was effected at the premises of the company, around Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, while off-loading the suspected illegally–refined products.
The suspects are: Kelvin Ibe; Anslem Onyelosi; Kelly Omamogho, Jude Tochi and Kelvin Duru.
A statement issued by EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren on Friday said reports showed that the suspects have been supplying adulterated products to the company, without being detected. However, surveillance by the EFCC led to the arrested.
“They will soon be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded,” the statement said.
The commission said the suspects were arrested alongside four trucks with registration number; MBA 340 XA; XB 867 NGK, GWK 66XA and UMA 39 YW.