Lagos – The Nigeria Security and Civil
Defence Corps (NSCDC) has secured an interim order from the Law Court to sell
vessels suspected to contain stolen fuel.
Among these are MV flora, and the 10 000 litres of
illegally refined oil stored inside.
This is in line with section 263(11) of the Criminal
The court order therefore directed the Corps to auction
the seized items upon advertisement in the national dailies.
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Similarly, the court granted an order directing the Corps
to sell vessel "MT TORA EAGLE" and 3 600 drums of illegally refined
Automotive Gas Oil
(AGO) stored therein, as well as a truck and ten drums of
stolen crude oil.
The Corps before now embarked on a tour of the various
sites of seized items across the Federation with the Committee on Forfeited
Items set up by the former Attorney General of the Federation, Muhammed Adoke ,
to ascertain the conditions of the items.
Meanwhile, the Commandant General of the NSCDC, Abdullahi
Gana Muhammadu, who made these declarations, stated that in the year under
review, over 40 suspects have been prosecuted and convicted in Delta and
Bayelsa States respectively on vandalism, oil theft and operation of illegal
- CAJ News