Port Harcourt — The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp, NSCDC, on Monday paraded six suspected oil thieves along with a vessel containing 28 compartments laden with suspected illegally refined Automotive Gasoline Oil, also known as diesel.
The Public Relations Officer of NSCDC. Rivers Command, Oguntuase Michael, said the suspects and the vessel, MV Eucharia, were arrested at the weekend, at a jetty near Agip gate in Port Harcourt.
Michael disclosed that investigations have been ongoing for the possible prosecution of the suspects.
“On 20th August, 2021 the anti-vandal team of the NSCDC Rivers State Command, following intelligence at about 0850hrs arrested six suspected oil thieves with a black barge by name MV Eucharia, along AGIP Gate Jetty, off Eagle Island Road, in Port Harcourt.
“The barge contains 28 compartments, out of which 12 were filled with suspected adulterated Automotive Gas Oil.
“Investigation is ongoing to apprehend all those involved in the crime for possible prosecution,” he said.