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18 suspected oil thieves in EFCC custody

12 February 2013, 16:06

Abuja - The Joint Task Force ( JTF) of 4 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Benin, has handed over 18 suspected oil thieves to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

A statement issued on Monday by the acting Head of Media of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said the suspects were handed over to the commission for further investigation.

The statement said the suspects were arrested at different locations in a series of operations between October 2012 and January 2013.

According to the statement, the command alleged that the suspects were arrested with different trucks, tankers, buses, cars, drums, jerry cans and a pumping machine with which they transfer products and substances suspected to be adulterated kerosene and illegally refined automotive gas oil (AGO).

The statement listed the suspects as Shedrack Ofosa, Mudia Owin, Ovie Joseph, Nnamdi Albert, John Abuja, Lucky Egbegbe, Andrew Anthony, James Aker, Kadiri Aloysius and Paul Ojo.

Others are Oduwere Edobor, Esene Osaghale, Abubakar Isah, Steven Omoghwigho, Lucky Francis, Lucky Imuetinyan, Henry Ikweke and Victor Ohweokeovwo.

The statement added that Lucky Okorie, Dodo Mohammed, Bose Osaji were also arrested in Warri and Benin by the EFCC operatives in connection with the alleged offences.

The statement quoted the commission as saying that ``the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.’’

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