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Oil Theft: Nigeria’s Anti-graft Agency arrests 120 suspects in Rivers State

Salihu Ali, Abuja

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Nigeria’s Anti-graft Agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal Command in Rivers State, has arrested 120 suspects for alleged illegal oil bunkering.

A statement by the agency’s spokesperson, Mr Wilson Uwujaren disclosed that this was a joint operation with personnel of the 6 Division Garrison, Nigerian Army.

According to him, the suspects were arrested on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at Ndoni, Rivers State where suspected illegally refined stolen petroleum products are off-loaded into vehicles at the waterfronts for distribution within and outside Rivers State.

The arrest of the suspects was made possible by intelligence on the alleged illegal oil bunkering activities in the locality.

In the course of the arrest, 8 vehicles and pumping machines were recovered. 

“The suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded, he added.

 

PIAK

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