By Palma Ileye
CG’s Intelligence Squad of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, yesterday has shut down an illegal and unregistered manufacturing company that specializes in the massive production of fake and automated transmission fluid, ATF and other lubricants at Ponponla Village, Ido LGA of Oyo State.
This was contained in a release signed by the National PRO of the Corps, Babawale Afolabi and made available to the newsmen in Abuja.
The statement added that one suspect, Adegoke Sunday, 41, was arrested while efforts were ongoing to track down other accomplices who are now at large.
According to the statement, “On Wednesday 06/09/2023, at about 1535hours, the CG’s special intelligence squad, who was acting on a credible tip off stormed a location at Ponpola village, Gbekuba area, Iddo local government, Oyo State where it discovered an illegal and adulterated auto lubricants manufacturing company.
“The location is very remote and deceptive because the so called company was located inside a residential house and indulge in the production of engine oil and other lubricants which do not mandatory industrial standards.”
The Corps PRO in the statement explained further that the make shift company was where the fake and adulterated auto transmission fluid, grease used for automobile engine and gears among other lubricants were being produced, packaged and sold as established brand lubricants to unsuspecting oil users.
It stated that among the items recovered from the location are over 2500 (one litre) container of adulterated ATF oil, metal drums used for storage, adulterated grease oil, large quantities of chemicals used in the production of the adulterated oil, five industrial machines among other items.
In the meantime, the Commandant General, Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi has ordered immediate closure of the company while the suspect, Sunday Adegoke who claimed to be the Manager of the company has been taken into custody for further investigation.
Also, samples of all the recovered exhibits mentioned above have also been taken and would be refered to the relevant agencies for further professional analysis.