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EFCC grills 25 suspected oil thieves in Port Harcourt

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Agency Report

 

 

Twenty- five suspected oil thieves handed over to the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission by the Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base, Bonny Island, Rivers State, are being quizzed for their alleged involvement in illegal oil bunkering.

 

The suspects were handed over to the EFCC, alongside two Vessels: MT Bright Hope and MV Johanna II on Wednesday at Bonny Island.

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A statement by the EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said 12 of the suspects were arrested on board MV Johanna II on July 14, 2021 around IMA Oil Terminal, Bonny Island, while the remaining 13 suspects were arrested on board MT Bright Hope on September 10 offshore Bonny Island.

 

MV was flying a Togolese flag and one of the suspects arrested with the vessel is a Ghanaian.

 

Some of the suspects are captains of the two vessels, Kenneth Ekpo and Moses Baron.

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