EFCC, Army crack record 120 suspected oil thieves in Port Harcourt

Oil thieves

The suspected oil thieves

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal Command, have arrested 120 suspects for alleged illegal oil bunkering in a joint operation with with personnel of the 6 Division Garrison, Nigerian Army Port Harcourt.

A statement issued by EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, on Monday said the suspects were arrested on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at Ndoni, Rivers State where suspected illegally refined stolen petroleum products were off-loaded into vehicles at the waterfronts for distribution within and outside Rivers State.

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He said the arrest of the suspects was made possible by intelligence on the alleged illegal oil bunkering activities in the locality.

“In the course of the arrest, 8 vehicles and pumping machines were recovered. The suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded,” he said.

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