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Three arraigned in Kogi State for oil theft

06 May 2015, 16:52

Kogi- Three men have appeared in court for allegedly dealing with crude oil after they were found with 33 kilolitres of the product.

Bernard Efe Omoaiwua, Osahenruwen Osaguona and Osaro Arasowman have been arraigned before Justice Phoebe Ayua of the Federal High Court in Lokoja, Kogi State on a three-count charge following their arrest last May.

The accused persons were arrested along the Lokoja-Abuja express way with three trucks of crude oil with no license or proper documentation by officers of Guards Brigade, Nigerian Army.

Upon this discovery, the trucks were impounded and the accused transferred to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Other suspects named as Tony Okundia, Aaron Idahosa, Blessed Goodluck and Ali Egbunu are said to be at large.

The three accused are nonetheless pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Justice Ayua ordered the accused persons to be remanded in Koton-Karfe prison custody and adjourned the matter to May 26 for hearing of the bail application.

- CAJ News


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