Abuja - The Nigerian Navy has handed over 11 suspected oil thieves and their vessel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) for further investigation.
According to a statement the commission issued Wednesday, Lieutenant Commander Odaja, who represented the Commander of the Delta Naval Base, handed the suspects and a merchant tanker (MT PETROITTI), formerly known as MB VILVOORDER were handed to the EFCC in Warri.
He named the suspects Ephraim Akpan (the captain), Agadagba Ochuko, Clement Tommy, Oyayefa Abonne and Bousou Kereotu.
Others are Dereye Harry, Lucky Abonne, Dapo Obadare, Friday Ibude, Ebi Ekokeme and Vincent Elayegha.
They were arrested aboard the vessel sometime in May with substances suspected to be crude oil.
EFCC Deputy Detective, Superintendent Victor Ngwoke, who received the suspects and the vessels on behalf of the commission assured a diligent investigation and possible prosecution of the suspects.
- CAJ News
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