The Delta Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested 5 persons with two truckloads of suspected stolen diesel.
The State Commandant of the corps, Mrs Beatrice Irabo, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Asaba on Sunday.
Irabo said that some operatives of the command led by Squad Commander, Mr Asibor Michael, during a morning patrol arrested the suspects with the trucks conveying 84,000 litres of diesel.
She said that they were arrested around Nsukwa junction in Aniocha South Local Government Area of the state adding that each of the trucks had 42,000 litres of Diesel.
The state commandant said that one of the trucks had registration no. KRV92IZN while the other had none.
She said the operatives became more suspicious of the trucks when they noticed that one of them had no plate number.
Irabor said that the suspects would be charged to court after proper investigation.
She said that the command was poised to get rid of oil thieves from the state and warned those that still indulged in oil theft to desist from the illicit act.