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EFCC grills 13 suspected oil thieves in Lagos

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EFCC grills 13 suspected oil thieves in Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, have commenced an investigation of 13 suspected oil thieves and a vessel, MT SWEET MIRI, handed over to the commission by the Nigerian Navy NNS Beecroft, Apapa, Lagos State

EFCC grills 13 suspected oil thieves in Lagos
EFCC grills 13 suspected oil thieves in Lagos

According to a statement signed by the commission’s spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, on Monday, the suspects are Abu Smith, Pascal Anyafulu, David Ali, Mba Okpanu, Chukuma Friday Obiazi, Miye Victor, and Richard Kofi.

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Others are Monday Aidenagbon, Dele Olayemi, Boma Robinson, David George, Onos Edemefe, and Suleiman Aremu.

“The vessel and the crew were intercepted and arrested on February 27, 2024, by officers of the Nigerian Navy for alleged illegal oil bunkering and Automatic Identification system infractions.

“The vessel was laden with about 1,322 metric tonnes of substance “confirmed to bear the attributes of crude oil without any document permitting her to have the substance,” the statement read in part.

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The suspects will be charged in court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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