Joint Security Forces Bust Illegal Oil Refining Warehouse In Abuja


In a recent operation, officials of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) and security personnel discovered an illegal oil refining warehouse in Mabushi, opposite the Mobile filling station on Ahmadu Bello way in Abuja.

The Director of the Department of Development Control, FCTA, Mukhtar Galadima, revealed that the illicit site was found during the ongoing city cleaning exercise.

Galadima explained that approximately three to four plots of land originally designated for commercial purposes had been converted into an area where oil and diesel were being adulterated and circulated to other parts of the city.

While no arrests were made during the operation, the items used in the illegal refining process were impounded.

Galadima stated, “During the continuation of our city sanitation exercise in Mabushi opposite the Mobile filling station on Ahmadu way, we discovered an illegal refining site where oil and diesel are being adulterated, we have done the needful by moving the items to Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps.

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“From what we have seen so far, about three or four plots of lands designated for commercial purposes have been converted to unapproved activities, which we believe the owners are fully aware, there will be consequences.

“We are going to look at the provision of the law and make necessary recommendations to the FCT Administration.”

Galadima emphasised that the administration would take a tough stance on activities carried out without government approval, including possible revocation of titles.