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Stolen fuel: Ex-Minister Iheanacho, released, keeps mum

Kunle Kalejaye

16 September 2012, Sweetcrude, LAGOS – Former Minister of Interior and owner of Integrated Oil and Gas Ltd, Capt. Emmunel Iheanacho, arrested on Friday, has been released by the Lagos State Command of the State Security Service, SSS.

Sweetcrude gathered that the former minister was released Friday night. It was alleged that his company received stolen petroleum products in its depot.

Officials of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, and armed forces personnel attached to the Global West Vessel Specialist Limited, GWVSL, invaded Integrated Oil and Gas corporate headquarters, Marine Road, Apapa on Friday where the former minister was arrested and kept for several hours at NIMASA before the matter was transferred to the Lagos State Command of the SSS.

Sources at the oil firm headquarters Saturday, confirmed the release of Iheanacho but efforts to get him to tell his story proved abortive. His aides told Vanguard that the former minister would tell his own side of the story at the appropriate time.

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