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Oil thieves sentenced to 24 years in Lagos

11 May 2015, 17:37

Lagos - Four men have been convicted and sentenced to 24 years for stealing petroleum products belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Punch reported.

The Federal High Court of Lagos convicted the men who are to share the jail term equally.

Also read: Finance minister pays importers as city petrol queues grow

The men allegedly stole 33,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit which is said to be valued at N3.2 million. One of the men is said to be an accountant at one of the petrol stations in Lagos.

It is the selling of the stolen products at leading petrola stations that lead to their arrest.

For more on this story visit Punch


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