Navy arrests 3 Ghanaians, 24 Nigerians over crude oil theft

Oil theft, oil thief15 December 2013, Lagos – The Nigerian Navy has confirmed the arrest of three Ghanaians and 24 Nigerians over their alleged involvement in the theft of over 1.1million litres of crude oil along the creek of Egweama in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

The three Ghanaians, were arrested on board a Vessel, MT Frankesen with nine Nigerian accomplices on the 24th of October with 1,092,000 litres of stolen crude oil.

While the other 15 Nigerians were arrested at separate raids on the 25th of September and 10th of October aboard a small tug boat known as MV Jehovah Miracle 3 and a wooden boat offshore of BrassRiver in BayelsaState.

The Command Operations Officer of the Central Naval Command, Commodore E.O Enemor, said the arrest was made by the combat unit of the Navy, the Forwarding Operating Base (FORMOSO) led by Captain Aniedi Ibok.

– Vanguard
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