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Oil thieves handed over for prosecution

15 May 2014, 07:38

Abuja -The Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base (FOB) in Port Harcourt has handed over 11 suspected oil thieves and a metal barge (Henry 2) loaded with about 230 tonnes of substance suspected to be stolen crude oil.

The suspects have been handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for further investigation and prosecution.
According to a statement from the anti-graft agency, the suspects identified are Daniel Ojokparoghene, Henry Mangibo, John Atobere, Ben Lawson, God’s Strength Samson, Jacob Abagidi Tamunoi Yawuna Genesis, David Ben, Frank James, Gabriel Lucky and Danlami Awuta were arrested at the Bonny water ways on April.
The Commission added that the Commanding Officer, Navy Captain, H Dogara, represented the Nigeria Navy and a Senior Detective Superintendent, Chinenu Ogbu, represented the EFCC at the handover ceremony.
Ogbu assured that the commission would do its best to ensure thorough investigation and diligent prosecution of the suspects if found culpable.

- CAJ News

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