Some oil thieves operating in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria have been apprehended by security operatives for subsequent prosecution.
The culprits apprehended
Six suspected oil thieves and a wooden boat were on Monday, March 20, 2017, handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, by the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) PATHFINDER Naval Base, Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt, Rivers State for further investigation and prosecution.
At the brief hand-over session, NNS Pathfinder’s Commander, Commodore W. O Kayoda, said that the suspects were arrested by the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) PATHFINDER patrol team deployed for anti-crude oil theft and illegal bunkering operations around Liquid Bulk axis, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The wooden boat was laden with about 32,000 litres of products suspected to be Automated Gas Oil, AGO.
The suspects aboard the boat were Sunday Nwate, Olipo Rolins, Sunday David, Kingsman Elekimah Alex, Abuye Suku and Salvation Nwankwo.
They will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is completed.