Nigeria is known for crushing poverty and emails saying you have inherited millions of dollars from a dead royal family member. Now, they can be known for a repackaging peanut (ground nut) oil as brake fluid.
In a story out of Lagos, two people were arrested for selling the fake brake fluid that damaged scores of vehicles that put a lot of people at risk. The scam has five steps:
1. Find old brake fluid containers.
2. Purchase peanut oil and food coloring.
3. Mix the package the peanut oil.
4. Sell are a deeply discounted rate compared to legitimate brake fluid.
Fake Brake Oil Producers Nabbed
The police at the Trade Fair Complex Division, Ojo, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, have arrested two suspected fake brake lubricant producers alleged to have flooded the Nigerian market with fake break oil and lubricant and in the process, endangering the lives of motorists and commuters.
A police source identified the suspects as Joseph Wanwuo, 33, the alleged ring leader who resides at 103 Uzo Street, Ajegunle, Lagos State with his wife and four children. His partner in crime was identified as Sunday Peter, 43, who resides at 19, Ogboye Close, Afromedia, Okokomaiko, Ojo, Lagos.
Items recovered from the suspects include 172 filled fake cans of Auto Shell Oil and 17 empty cans, 67 pieces of cover caps, 21 pieces of fake allied brake fluid cans, 20 pieces of castle fluids, four pieces of fake filled Abro and Polygard brake oil, 47 Welber filled oil cans, two jerry cans of groundnut oil and a bowl for mixing the products and five colourant cans.
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