Nigeria: 176 oil thieves arrested

NSCDC04 August 2014, Asaba – Authorities of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Delta State says no fewer than 176 suspected oil thieves including persons with illegal petroleum products were arrested in 2013.

The command’s public relations officer, Felix Egede, told journalists at the weekend in Asaba, that officers of the command confiscated 140, 850 litres of petroleum products from the suspects; adding that upon interrogation, they confessed to have illegally stolen the product and were exporting the products to other states.

Egede said that the products were seized from various locations; adding that the NSCDC also destroyed illegal petroleum products at four locations across the state

According to him, “two Cotonou bound boats and 21 vehicles were also impounded by the officers and men of the command during the period under review, including 176 suspects, while six were arrested for allegedly vandalizing Chevron Nigeria Limited pipeline located around Muka Raba Flow Station close to oil well in the state.


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