Oil Theft, Navy Arrests Three in Bayelsa State

Oil Theft, Navy Arrests Three in Bayelsa State
PIC 11. a vessel mv sea express laden with some 2,500 tones of crude impounded by joint task force in the niger delta, operation pulo shield at okuboto creek in bayelsa state. On Sunday (21/4/13)

PIC 11. a vessel mv sea express laden with some 2,500 tones of crude impounded by joint task force in the niger delta, operation pulo shield at okuboto creek in bayelsa state. On Sunday (21/4/13)

The Nigerian Navy, Operatives of the Central Naval Command have arrested three suspected oil thieves in Ekeremor Local Government of Bayelsa State.
The suspects had two of their boats named, “Emmanuel”, said to be operators of illegal refineries and were arrested on June 4.
Disclosing this at the weekend, the Flag Officer Commanding, CNC, Rear Admiral Stanley Ogoigbe, said that eight pumping machines allegedly used by the suspects to steal the product were seized by the naval operatives.
Ogoigbe, who handed the suspects to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for prosecution, said they were arrested along the creek of Bilabiri in the west senatorial district of the state.
According to the Naval chief, the suspects were tricked into taking a naval patrol team to an illegal refinery camp in the deep mangrove.
He said their speedboat with the inscription, “Emmanuel”, gave them away as it tallied with another previously recovered by the navy at the illegal refinery camp.

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