Acting spokesperson to the Nigeria Police Force, Olumuyiwa Adejobi has reacted to the involvement of people into crime most especially now in Nigeria there are rampant cases of fraud related crime and killing of humans for money ritual as mostly perpetrated by young Nigerians.
The police spokesperson made the reaction in a tweet few hours ago after showing photographs of some suspected criminals paraded by the force during the week.
The police spokesperson urged people to do whatever makes them feel happy but they must not take to crime.
“Do whatever makes you happy but not crime…”, he said.
The Police spokesperson spoke in relation to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba earlier statement that the Force will fight to standstill, economic saboteurs.
The IGP made the statement while parading 42 suspected persons arrested in connection with illegal petroleum products and illegal bunkering.
The IGP assured the public of the Force plans to address other crimes such as pipeline vandalism among other criminal activities in the country.
The police said they made achievements as the Inspector-General of Police Special Task Force on Petroleum/Illegal Bunkering (IGP-STFPIB) impounded 41 trucks, 13 other vehicles; arrested 42 suspects out of whom, the police said 21 have been charged to court with 17 still under investigations while 4 convictions have been secured in court.
Adding, the court conviction is pending final forfeiture of 14 Tankers and 4 Cars to the Federal Government of Nigeria, with 6 other cases pending in various Federal High Court branches across the federation.
“Equally, a total of 1,057,000 litres of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO), 30,000 litres of Low Pour Furl Oil (LPFO), 75,000 litres of Crude oil, and 9,900 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) were recovered between 2021 till date.
“These successes were achieved in Rivers State and some other parts of the country, sequel to the unrelenting pragmatic and sustained fight against economic sabotage collectively by the Federal Government, and the Inspector-General of Police. The collective effort has assisted greatly in the fight against bunker traders and purveyors of adulterated petroleum products within the country.
“Amongst the suspects that were arrested and paraded before the press today in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Acting Force Public Relations Officer, were 31-year-old Rabiu Halidu from Katsina State, 30-year-old Michael Okoro from Rivers State, 50-year-old Arinze Eze from Enugu State, 22-year-old Lukman Musa from Kogi State, 18-year-old Sefiu Ibrahim from Kano State, and 25-year-old Nura Isiaku from Kaduna State.
“The trio of Lukman, Sefiu, and Nura hid drums of crude oil in a truck stacked with sacks of fertilizer. They however ran out of luck upon thorough stop and search by an operational team of the IGP-STFPIB.
“The Commander IGP-STFPIB, DCP Usman Jubrin Kanfani, reported that the forfeited products which were tested and confirmed by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), and approved private laboratories; and forfeited vehicles, are in the custody of the Nigerian Pipelines and Storage Company (NPSC) Ltd., while motions for the forfeiture of the rest are still pending in different Courts”, Police statement read.