See man who diverted 33,000 litres of diesel and then set oil tanker ablaze (photo)

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– A 24-year-old man by the name Osas Uwagie has been apprehended by the police

– The Edo state indigene who is also a tanker driver spoke on how he diverted a tanker loaded with 33,000 litres of diesel

– Uwagie said the reason for the diversion was nothing more than because of the bad friends he keeps

The man who hails from Edo state was said to have been employed by an oil and gas firm (name withheld) located in Lagos state.

Uwagie was on his way to Abuja to supply the said diesel when he diverted the oil tanker to Okene in Kogi state.

Upon getting to the Kogi state town, he was reported to have sold 400 litres of diesel to one of his customers, who paid him N230,000 cash, while the remaining 32, 600 litres was sold to a fuel station in the same location for N1.5 million which he was promised he will get the payment later.

33,000 litres

Osas, Uwagie, the suspected oil thief who was said to have diverted 33,000 litres of diesel oil

Information had it that after selling off the diesel in the tanker, the 24-year-old man and his partners in crime drove the tanker along the Abuja-Lokoja Road and set the tanker on fire.

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In addition, reports had it that when the Lagos-based oil and gas company could not get to Uwagie, it reported the matter to the police at State Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba in Lagos state, where investigations began,

As a result of the investigation by the CID officers, the suspect who had run away was nabbed in Kogi state.

While speaking about the incident, the Edo state indigene stated that he bribed policemen with N200,000 to allow him run away.

He narrated:“I am from a very poor background. I could not go to school due to financial constraint. When I grew up, I had to find something to take care of myself. I met a friend who was a tanker driver and I started following him. He taught me how to drive tanker and I was absorbed in the same company where he works.

 “My friend is currently in prison for also diverting a tanker. He was the one who talked me into diverting the tanker as well as selling off the contents. On the day of the incident, I had loaded the tanker with 32,000 litres of diesel which I was supposed to supply to a filling station in Abuja. I, however, saw it as an opportunity to perfect the plan my friend in prison and I, had.

 “I drove to Okene in Kogi state, stopped at a particular location there and sold off 400 litres for N230,000. While I was driving out from the spot, I was stopped by the police. They asked me a few questions for which I couldn’t give appropriate answers. They then started suspecting that I had diverted the tanker. I came out straight and told them the truth.

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“I gave them N200,000 to let me go. Later, I contacted an old time friend called Kabiru to connect me to people who could buy all the products. Kabiru sent one of his boys called Joseph Kola to take me to a filling station where I could get a buyer. When I got there, the owner of the filling station asked why I wanted to sell the diesel and I told him that the management of the company I work with had authorized me to do so. The man then told us he didn’t have money to pay. So, I instantly called Kabiru who asked me to wait there, that he would send someone else to take me to another possible buyer. He sent one Oyeko who then took me to another filling station. We met with the owner and I told him I wanted to sell only 400 litres, but the man insisted I sell the 32,600 litres to him. I saw reasons with him and decided to do as he said.”

Uwagie did not stop there. He revealed how he set the truck on fire.

He said: “Surprisingly, after discharging the diesel, they told me there was no cash on ground and requested I leave my account number, that they would get back to me. I then asked them what would happen to the truck and they said it was best I set it ablaze and disappear. They asked me to follow them as they drove in front of me. When we got to Abuja road, they asked me to park the truck close to a drainage, so that it would look like it fell and the diesel poured out. They came out, opened the bonnet of the tanker, poured fuel on it and then sparked the battery head and fire engulfed the tanker.”

Recently in the United Kingdom, a Nigerian fraudster who defrauded a taxman out of £25,000 by creating two imaginary babies was apprehended.

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