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LG arrests food vendor with 47 kegs of fuel

The Ojodu Local Council Development Area of Lagos State
on Monday apprehended a middle-aged man in the Ogba
area, Innocent Nwevo, with 47 kegs of Premium Motor Spirit
otherwise known as Petrol.

Executive Secretary of the council, Mallam Ahmed Jaji, said
a combined team of members of the Caretaker Committee
and men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps,
attached to the LCDA, arrested the culprit.

Jaji said the team acted on a tip off that a tenant in a shop,
opposite the Sunday Retail Market, Ogba, was stockpiling
and engaging in illegal sale of petroleum product in the area.

He added that being a resident of the area, he mobilised his
team for an on-the-spot assessment of the place.

The council boss explained that the team uncovered several
kegs of petrol, carefully concealed behind foodstuffs and
other commodities in the shop, adding that to avoid being
mobbed, the team took both the culprit and the exhibit to the

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