Abuja - The Navy has declared an alleged hijack
kingpin, Charles Expemefumor, wanted.
Also going by the name Charles Parker or Captain Charles
Agaba, he has been linked to the hijacking a vessel, MT MAXIMUS, which had 18
crew members and carrying 4,368 tonnes of gas oil.
The event occurred in February off the Ivory Coast waters.
Parker is additionally alleged to be responsible for the
leasing of mother ship MT DEJIKUN used for the hijack from one Mr Mustapha
Kenny Gani through a third party called Steve Paul.
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Chistian Exekobe, Navy Spokesperson, said in view of his
alleged involvement in the pirate attack and hijacking of MT MAXIMUS, a letter
of invitation was sent to him on April 15 to enable him come for questioning on
“Several attempts have been made to ensure his compliance
but all efforts proved abortive,” Ezeobe said.
“Accordingly, Mr Charles Ekpemefumor Alias Charles Parker is
hereby declared wanted by the Naval Headquarters in other to unravel the
circumstances of the hijack of MT MAXIMUS. Therefore, any person who sights him
should report immediately to any naval formation, military or security agencies
for prompt action.
- CAJ News