EFCC Quizzes Two Suspected Oil Thieves
The Economic and Fincnaicl Crimes Commission, EFCC, has commenced investigations of two suspected oil thieves, alongside a vessel: MT MARINA EXPRESS handed over to it on Thursday, 25 Januray, 2018 by the Nigerian Navy Ship: NNS PATHFINDER’s Naval Base, Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The suspects: Caleb Oluwaseun and Okuneye Taiwo were arrested by the Nigerian Navy Ship: NNS PATHFINDER’s patrol team deployed for anti-crude oil theft and illegal bunkering operations around St Bartholomew River, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The Vessel they were operating and which has now been confiscated, was a 110m Vessel laden with estimated 1,600 metric tons of products suspected to be stolen crude oil.
The NNS Pathfinder’s Commander, Navy Captain Victor Choji, who handed over the suspects to the EFCC, said that they were operating the Oil Vessel without requisite approval by the Naval authority.
The suspects would be charged to court soon.
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