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We make N20m daily — Suspect arrested for mixing diesel with kerosene in Lagos


Operatives of the Lagos State Taskforce on Environment, at the weekend arrested 43 suspected oil bunkers and sealed-off property in which 2.5 million litres worth of adulterated diesel were recovered at Alausa, Ikeja.

One of the suspects, Mr. Iyiola Adeyinka, aged 40 years, from Ilero in Oyo State, confirmed that the company where the recovery was made, Jlobjin Petroleum Ltd, belonged to one Alhaji Lukumon Ojena.

He confessed that they used to mix diesel with kerosene on daily basis to be  supplied in large quantities to the public particularly communication companies and banks at cheaper rates across the state.

Adeyinka, who stated that they used to make sales of over N20 million everyday from adulterated diesel, said government should help him as he was the only son of his family.

Another arrested worker of the company, Mr. Nonso Mordi, aged 25 years from Ogwashi Uku in Delta State, confessed;  “Our business is very lucrative as individuals get between N3,000 to N4,000 per day.

We have a very good contact with major oil marketers who supply us with diesel and kerosene everyday for our business,” he stated.

Chairman of the Lagos State Taskforce, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, who led the recovery team said the operation was sequel to “Save Our Soul,” SOS, petitions submitted to his office over illegal activities of some oil bunkers at Plot 8, Elephant Cement Way, Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja.

Egbeyemi added that during the exercise, suspects were caught in the act, adulterating original diesel with kerosene and selling at a reduced price to the public.

According to him, “Preliminary investigation with available documents (receipts) revealed that the illegal business has been on for over seven years. 


  1. some people wil be saying dat buhari is bad,meanwhile,u are so wicked and heartless,u said u are the only son in your family is that reason why youu should engage in such illegal act?u want to tel me dat all only sons in this world doesnt have time to think and invest in better things dat wil sustain their standard of living?cant u learn a trade or learn handwork skills?pls u dnt have any gud reason,as for now,just enjoy the cake u baked all by yourself inside the prison.

  2. Look at you, you only care about your life and doesn’t care about others. Do you know how many people that have lost their lives in the process?

  3. That you are the only son of your family is not enough reason for you to risk human life. Me, i am the only graduate in my family, with so many reaponsibilities, but i will not because of that put human life at risk all in the search of money. Your excuse is so lame and your case need to be treated like a criminal case

  4. That one na talk when you where busy making fast money by putting people”s life on the line didn’t you remember you are the only son??? Mtcheeeeew…

  5. Why he no stop after his first millions? Oloshi oloriburuku. Abi he forget say he’s an only son. Shio

  6. How does that justify ur action boi, u should have given that a tot b4 u went about doing illegal business!!!

  7. Some that did knw wil say our president is bad not knwing is some wicked pple abey make them go jail 100yrs in prison.biko

  8. i dont tay no be to day now all are government dem no naw so pleas no let enybody convinced u my people

  9. There are some situations you’ll find yourself in life that will make u resort to illegal acts, but they should have left it after acquiring little money the first time to start up something. Fuel n kerosene, n u continued in the act risking innocent lives, Haba. This is selfishness n wickedness of the highest order.


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