Port Harcourt — The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has arrested 12 suspected illegal oil dealers, with five oil tankers at the Nigeria Port Authority’s premises in Onne port, Rivers State.
According to the Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, the suspects were arrested by its operatives last Tuesday at the seaport.
Uwujaren said the suspects were arrested following intelligence report linking them to illegal bunkering activities.
He assured that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded.
“The suspects, Sunday Ogbuji, Okereke Henry; Chijoke Sunday Sunshine; Anayo Egwatu; Nnana Jonah; Tambari Doneh; Atoyebi Taye; Baba Emmanuel; Chigozie Ikemefula; Uba Promise, Ekibor Ekele and Ikechukwu Christian, were arrested alongside five oil Tankers with Registration Numbers: DEG 54XS; BND 401 ZN; BGM 140 XA, UGH 553 XR and AKD 238 XS.
“The suspects were arrested based on some verified intelligence linking them with suspicious illegal dealing in petroleum products and selling same to unsuspecting members of the public as genuine products from their tank farm.”