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Four suspected oil thieves caught

09 May 2013, 14:44

Lagos - Four nationals of Republic of Benin, suspected to be oil thieves, have been nabbed by a patrol team of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Beecroft in Lagos.

Cdr. Jerry Omodara, the Information Officer of Western Naval Command, said that 6,400 litres of petroleum products were recovered from the suspects.

He said that the suspects were arrested near Atlas Cove within the Lagos waters.

The spokesman said that the suspects had no legitimate documents to justify their activities.

According to him, pipeline vandalism occurs in the area where the suspects were nabbed.

Omodara said 120 jerry cans were recovered from the suspects, 40 of which were empty, while each of the remaining 80 contained 80 litres of petroleum products.

He said that the suspects had been handed over to the state command of the Nigeria Immigration Service for further interrogation, while the products were handed over to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

Omodara said that the navy would continue protect the business community in the nations’ waters and make life difficult for sea robbers, pirates and oil thieves.


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