Four Suspected oil Thieves Arrested in Rivers State (Photos)


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday 15th December, interrogated four suspected oil thieves – John Deppa, Henry Lazarus, Inyene James and Godspower Goodluck for allegedly dealing in petroleum products suspected to be refined Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) illegally.

The four suspects were arrested by officers of the NNS PAITHFINDER Naval Base Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt, Rivers State and handed over to the EFCC for further probe and possible prosecution.

Items recovered from the suspects include one 40HP Outboard Engine, AGO product and one Pumping Machine.

NNS reports that the suspects were intercepted by men of the Nigeria Navy around Abonema Wharf on December 14, 2016 while on patrol with a ‘’Cotonou’’ boat loaded with 135 drums containing suspected product of AGO without proper documentation and licence.

The four suspects who are currently undergoing interrogation will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

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