Abuja - Operatives of the Nigerian Navy have arrested three persons in connection with illegal crude oil thieves, pipeline vandals and other criminals operating in the Niger Delta.
The suspects are Sani a.k.a Dogonyaro, Usman a.k.a smally and Adamu Mani.
The suspects are still undergoing investigation and will be handed over to the prosecuting authorities for further action.
Meanwhile five citizens of Benin Republic in connection with economic crimes in the Niger Delta have been arrested by operatives of Forward Operation Base (FOB) Badagry.
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The suspects have been named Philmen Agboku, Penu Daniel, Sule Soka, Dosu Victor and Sodope Olivie.
They have been arrested along Tongeji-Port Novo axis in a wooden cotonou boat conveying about 900 jerricans.
The jerricans allegedly contained product suspected to be stolen petrol.
Christian Ezekobe, Navy Director of Information, said the suspects were being interrogated in order to get indepth view of the gang and its sponsors.
- CAJ News