Chibuzor Njoku, the chief suspect of the crime is to be handed over to the NSCDC for prosecution.
Mohammed Uba Garba, the Area Comptroller confirmed this in a statement.
According to him, a truck with registration number GBB 85 XA, which carried the items, was seized along the Aba-Owerri road, Daily Post reports.
“The exhibit was discovered to have been hidden in a specially constructed tank for illegal bunkering and also concealed with 256 sacks of expired animal feeds to evade arrest.
“The seized adulterated petroleum product causes blockages of heavy duty machines and generators, which equally emit hazardous carbon monoxide, that are detrimental to the health," Garba said.
The Comptroller stated that a suspect named Chibuzor Njoku was apprehended in connection to the illegal merchandise.
He is expected to be handed over to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) for prosecution.