EFCC quizzes 8 suspected oil thieves in Port Harcourt

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Operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), have commenced investigations into the activities of eight suspected oil thieves in Port Harcourt.

 The EFCC Spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

According to Oyewale, the investigations are coming on the heels of the Hand- Over of the suspects to the EFCC by the Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base, Bonny Island, Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

He quoted Navy as saying that the vessel, MV Cabrini, and her eight crew members were arrested during an operation on Wednesday November 8 2023.

“They were arrested with an unquantified amount of illegally acquired Automotive Gas Oil ,AGO,  along Bonny Channel,’’ he said.

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

He explained that Naval Hand-Over Officer,  Lt.-Comm. G.Y Gwaza, said that the suspected oil thieves were handed over to the EFCC for further investigation and possible prosecution.

In response, Chief Superintendent of the EFCC, CSE  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.(NAN)(www.nannnews.ng)

 

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