Businessman In Court For Allegedly Dealing In Adulterated Petroleum

Two businessmen, Ogundiran Jelili and Adewuyi Olaolu were on arraigned before an Ilorin Magistrate’s Court for allegedly dealing in adulterated petroleum products.

The two accused persons were arrested on Jan. 25 following the information received at the surveillance unit of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC).

The accused, according to the NSCDC report, engaged in sales of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly known as petrol without license.

A Legal Officer of the Corps, Peter Ajide told the court that about 33,000 liters of PMS suspected to have been adulterated were found in the possession of the accused at Geri-Alimi, Ilorin while on their way to Offa.

Ajide said that the accused persons were charged to court on a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, Illegal dealing in petroleum product and adulteration of petroleum product.

The charges contravened Sections 97 of the Penal Code Law, 1(17) and 1(18) (A) of the miscellaneous and Offences Act Cap M17 LFN, 2004.

He prayed the court to adjourn the case till further date to enable him proves the case against the accused.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The magistrate, Abdullahi Baraje, however, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000 and two sureties in like sum.



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