The Lagos Task Force Operatives have arrested 43 persons caught mixing diesel with kerosene at Plot 8, Elephant Cement Way, Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja area of Lagos state.
Six trucks with 2.5 million liters of the adulterated product were seized and the owner, Jlobjin Petroleum Ltd, belonging to one Alhaji Ojena, closed.
According to the Chairman of the Lagos Task Force, Olayinka Egbeyemi, whistle-blowers in the area informed the agency of the company’s activities.
Egbeyemi said the seven-year-old company adulterate the product to sell at cheaper prices to the public, especially big companies.
The police said the suspects would be charged to court.
By Bright Bassey