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Hijack kingpin wanted by navy

28 April 2016, 21:04

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.

Also read: Troops shoot dead boko haram kingpin

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 the allegation.

“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

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