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EFCC grills 22 suspected oil thieves

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The Economic and Monetary Crimes Rate (EFCC) acknowledged on Monday that it quizzed 22 suspected oil thieves who were arrested for alleged illegal dealing in petroleum products.

The associated price acknowledged this in a press release by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren.

In conserving with Mr Uwujaren, the suspects were handed over, along with their vessel, MT. TIS IV, to the Port Harcourt zonal advise of the EFCC by the Nigeria Navy.

Read EFCC’s fat observation beneath:

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EFCC Grills 22 Suspected Oil Thieves in Port Harcourt

Twenty two suspected oil thieves and a vessel: MT. TIS IV handed over to the Port Harcourt Zonal Thunder of the Economic and Monetary Crimes Rate, EFCC, by the Nigeria Navy are being quizzed in connection with alleged illegal dealing in petroleum products.

The suspects, arrested by the Nigerian Naval Ship, (NNS) Soroh, Naval Unsuitable, Camp Porbeni, Yenagoa along Akassa Rivers, Bayelsa disclose, on December 6, 2021 and handed over to the EFCC on Friday, January 7, 2022, include: Levi Jonathan; Eze Kenneth; Enemari Peter James; Sunday Ereku; Emmanuel Ogbonna; Timi Amos; Fatai Kareem; Chuks Egbo, Tony Atawo and Saviour Martin.

Others are: Yoosu Alex; Isac Iboro; Bassey Okon; Kingsley Edet; Taye Poto; Saturday Sobere; Alfred Atiemie; Owei Ibolo; Felix Onome; Odus Osita, Etim Edet and Mudashird Tarheed.

Representative of Nigeria Navy, Navy Commander P. E Effah, who handed over the suspects and the vessel MT. TIS IV to the EFCC, acknowledged they were arrested for alleged involvement in illegal oil bunkering activities. On the time of arrest, the vessel was once encumbered with about 700,000 litres of products suspected to be illegally sourced outrageous oil.

“Both the vessel and the suspects were remanded at Brass for safekeeping and preliminary investigations. Then again, this present day, we’re handing over the vessel and crew contributors to the EFCC for upright investigation”, he acknowledged.

Representative of the EFCC who took over the suspects and the vessel on behalf of the Rate, Assistant Superintendent of the EFCC, ASE Anthony Sign, thanked the Navy and promised diligent investigation and doable prosecution of the suspects.

Wilson Uwujaren

Head, Media & Publicity

10 January, 2021

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