Illegal Oil Bunkering: Navy Hands Vessel, Eight Suspects to EFCC

Illegal Oil Bunkering: Navy Hands Vessel, Eight Suspects to EFCC

Illegal Oil Bunkering: Navy Hands Vessel, Eight Suspects to EFCC

The Nigerian Navy Ship Delta, NNS Delta, April 8, 2019 handed over a motor vessel, MV Mama Elizabeth 1 and eight crew members allegedly involved in illegal oil bunkering to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office for further investigation and possible prosecution.

The suspects are: ThankGod Ojuyaina, Ambrose Ejedafeta, Aaron France, Joseph Ogeneboh, Christopher Egba, Obarako Ovie, David Sunday and John Eyengho.

Captain Adeyemi F. Adewuyi who represented the Commander of NNS Delta at the handing over in Warri stated that the vessel, MV Mama Elizabeth 1, was intercepted on March 15, 2019 along Escravos River by FOB Escravos. The vessel was allegedly loaded with 100,000 litres of AGO without valid naval approval.

Receiving the Vessel and the suspects on behalf of the Commission, Richard Ogberagha, a Principal Detective Superintendent, said the Commission would do a painstaking investigation to ensure that the culprits were brought to book.

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