*Suspects were caught with 21,000 litres of AGO
Port Harcourt — The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has arrested and paraded 18 suspects allegedly engaged in illegal oil bunkering, caught with over 21,000 litres of suspected illegally refined AGO in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital.
The suspects, according to the Spokesperson of EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, were arrested last Monday, in a location within the new GRA in Port Harcourt, by operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the anti-graft agency.
The suspects are: Thompson George; Asu Tommy; John Joseph; Imoh Anthonia; Adegbejire Michael; Mayei Godpower; Demian Israel Kelechi, Banyo Fred and Atuaka Chispm. Others are: Elliot Diamond; Simeon Blessing; Umukoro Victor; Horsefall Reuben; Munku Jonah Munga; Nweke John; Amos Daniel, Chikwe Chinedu and Gloria Horsfall.
They were arrested alongside three vehicles comprising a Truck with registration number Lagos AAA 995 XH, Toyota Avalon car with registration number Rivers SKP 327 AW and
Nissan Murano Jeep with registration number Rivers PHC 434 AE.
The truck was laden with products suspected to be illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil packed in nine Geepee tanks of 3,000 litres capacity each and three big drums filled with the same product.
Also, the Avalon car conveyed product suspected to be illegally refined AGO in cellophane bags.
Uwujaren assured that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded.