EFCC interrogates 8 suspected oil thieves in Port Harcourt

The suspected oil thieves

 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has started investigating eight suspected  oil thieves in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The investigations are coming on the heels of the Hand- Over of the suspects to the EFCC by the Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base, Akiama Road, Bonny Island, Port Harcourt on January 10, 2024.

According to the Navy, the vessel, MV Cabrini, and her eight crew members were arrested during an operation on November 8 2023.

The vessel, MV Cabrini on which the suspects were arrested

They were arrested with an unquantified amount of illegally acquired Automotive Gas Oil, AGO, in the Bonny Channel.

The suspects are Tyson Saidi, Emmanuel Memedo, Bamidele Owoeye, Sunday Okenwa, Sanusi Adeola, Kessen Friday, Miebaka, Kienka and Emmanuel Adewole.

Handing over the suspects,  Lieutenant Commander G. Gwaza, said that the suspected oil thieves were handed over to the EFCC for further investigation and possible prosecution.

In response, Chief Superintendent of EFCC, Itoro Levi, who received the suspects on behalf of the EFCC, assured that thorough and professional investigations would be carried out in the case. She also thanked the Navy for its collaborative efforts with the EFCC.

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