KOGI State sector of National
Security and Civil Defence Corps,
NSCDC, has paraded a 16-yearold
Boy, Simon Chokodi and three
others arrested in connection with
alleged operation of an illegal
refinery in Kogi State.
Mr Tijani Ibrahim, the public
relations officer of the corps in the
state, told journalists in Lokoja
yesterday that the illegal refinery
was located at Ebiya in Ajaokuta
Local Government Area of the
He added that the command had
been on the trail of the suspects
in the past three months before
they were eventually arrested last
Ibrahim explained further that
the refinery was initially burnt
down upon discovery by the corps
but the gang re-built it and started
refining crude oil, which they
shipped to Nagazi in Adavi Local
Government Area for sale.
Aside Chokodi, the command’s
spokesman paraded the other
three – Sumaila Sadu, 23, Yusufu
Braimoh, 21, and Raji Jamiu, 24,
adding that their marketer and
buyer were presently at large.
The 16-yeaar-old Chokodi
fielding questions from journalists
said that he was a bus conductor,
adding that his master was hired
by bunkerers to transport the
refined crude oil products, even as
he said that he did not know it was
an offence.
Ibrahim said some drums of
crude oil and a van were recovered
from the factory