Operatives of the Lagos State Police command have apprehended a suspected illegal fuel bunker with multiple sacks laden with Premium Motor Spirits (PMS).
The suspect was apprehended in the Canoe area of Ejigbo, Lagos state.
The arrested suspect whose name was given as Wasiu Oyewole was said to have allegedly committed the crime with two other alleged accomplices.
The Oyewole was arrested after the Police operatives accosted a Bus with two contrasting colours; painted in Lagos commercial colour at the front while the rest was painted in blue. The alleged accomplices of Oyewole were said to have immediately fled the scene and escaped arrest.
While confirming the arrest, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, said the culprit was apprehended on Thursday, 28 March, during a routine patrol.
Elkana said that the suspect, Wasiu Oyewole, confessed to loading a bus with multiple sacks laden with PMS which they got from a bust NNPC pipeline in Owutu area of Agric in Ikorodu, while their intended sales point was Ijegun.
The police spokesman confirmed that efforts were ongoing to track down other accomplices who ran off.