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SON secures arrest of culprit for engine oil adulteration

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria says it has arrested a kingpin who allegedly specializes in the production of adulterated engine oil.

The Director-General of SON Mallam Farouk Salim while briefing newsmen said the agency has been on the trail of the kingpin since 2019.

The alleged culprit Mr Chidiwe Iwanyawu was arrested last month around the Trade Fair Complex in Lagos.

The Director-General of SON expressed concern over the impact of such nefarious activities on the nation’s economy.

This kingpin is alleged to have hundreds of distributors Nationwide and also has over 24 operating bank account.

Mallam Salim added that The police have concluded arrangements to also prosecute the vendors that connived with him to distribute the products.

The culprit is to be arraigned in the federal high Court Lagos tomorrow.

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