Oil bunkering: Navy arrests five suspects, seizes one vessel

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The Nigeria Navy Ship Jubilee (NNS) has arrested five suspects over oil bunkering in Akwa Ibom and seized one vessel ladened with illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil (AGO).

It added that the vessel, MT PREYOR 1 was seized on May 18 during anti illegal oil patrol along Uta-Ewa Creek .

The Commander of NNS Jubilee, Commodore Majid Ibrahim, revealed this on Tuesday to journalists while handing over the vessel and the suspects to Officials of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Ikot Abasi for further investigations and prosecution.

The Commander, who explained that the vessel was filled with unspecified quantity of illegally refined AGO, noted that the command would not relent in its fight against maritime crimes and criminality.

He, however, warned persons involving in criminal activities within the coastal waters to look for legitimate means of livelihood or relocate as the command would continue to arrest them and hand them over to relevant security agencies for prosecution.

He also urged the media to sensitise the public on the need to cooperate with the security forces in the fight against all.

“The Nigerian Navy Ship Jubilee on anti illegal oil patrol arrested MT PREYOR 1 on May 18, 2020 along Uta-Ewa Creek for suspected illegal oil bunkering activities.

“The vessel was laden with unspecified quantity of illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) as required by the Harmonized Standard Operating Procedure, the suspects, vessel and products are hereby handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for further investigation and possible prosecution,” Ibrahim said

Receiving the vessel, products and the five suspects on behalf of EFCC, Mr Victor Ikang, Head Extractive Industry, Fraud Section, Uyo Zonal office thanked the Navy for the arrest.

He assured that the commission would investigate the case thoroughly and bring all culprits to book.

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  • Chibundu Joseph July 1, 2020 02:35:22 AM
    Why would this people steal what does not belong to them
  • Emiko Comfort bemigho July 1, 2020 12:01:14 AM
    You have done a good job NNS for the arrest of those suspects, this will make to abstain from Illegal deals.
  • Lilian Franklin-Udah July 1, 2020 12:00:23 AM
    I hope they get punished severely soo others will learn.
  • Paul Lishman June 30, 2020 11:59:55 PM
    Thanks for the information though
  • Richard Isunu June 30, 2020 11:59:41 PM
    Navy great job keep it up, they go to jail.
  • Duune Bright June 30, 2020 11:58:36 PM
    This is terrible something of this nature should not be happening in a country as develop as ours
  • eniola olushola June 30, 2020 11:58:06 PM
    Tanks for the updates candy news
  • Atim Noah June 30, 2020 11:57:58 PM
    The issue of criminals into our country wasn't like this
  • Betterman emeka June 30, 2020 11:57:34 PM
    It's well with Nigeria our country Thanks
  • Chukwudi Sopuru June 30, 2020 11:56:54 PM
    Navy keep it up! Sanitizing our societies is a collective efforts
  • Awwal Saleh June 30, 2020 11:56:54 PM
    Thanks for the news I appreciate much
  • BITRUS ELIDA June 30, 2020 11:56:43 PM
    Thanks candy news for the update
  • Kenrich Bobkiz June 30, 2020 11:56:37 PM
    Weldone our navy soldiers keep it up and hard work
  • Elizabeth Ferdinand June 30, 2020 11:56:14 PM
    Good job to the NNS.The command should not relent in its fight against maritime crimes and criminality.
  • Merit Timothy June 30, 2020 11:56:05 PM
    Nice one from the nigeria navy..
  • Temitope Ogidan June 30, 2020 11:55:32 PM
    Good job to the NNS.The command should not relent in its fight against maritime crimes and criminality.
  • Maxwell Ezekiel June 30, 2020 11:55:29 PM
    that is a great job from the nigeria navy
  • Chinonye Emelder June 30, 2020 11:55:12 PM
    Thanks to Nigeria Navy for arresting those people that were sabotaging the economy this nation.
  • Paul Eduru June 30, 2020 11:54:51 PM
    These bunkered in the Niger delta can be trained into expert oil workers who can help the nation refine crude
  • Nkechi Juliet June 30, 2020 11:54:48 PM
    Stealing is against the law they should be perscute for that
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