Adulterated Fuel: Court Orders Forfeiture Of 3 Tankers

Two of the tankers
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The Federal High Court in Osogbo, Osun State, has ordered the forfeiture of three tankers to the federal government for carrying adulterated diesel.

The tankers with registration numbers XT 985 MUS (LAGOS), FST 460 XA (LAGOS) and FST 709 XB (LAGOS) were impounded by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on November 10, 2013.

The suspects arrested in connection with the matter were investigated by NSCDC and arraigned in court under Section 1(17) & (18) (i) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act wherein they were granted bail and subsequently jumped bail.

Justice Ayo Emmanuel, therefore, in his ruling, ordered the forfeiture of the tankers to the federal government.

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