February 27, 2024

EFCC Commences Investigation into Suspected Oil Thieves in Port Harcourt



By: Ogunleye Oluwapelumi


The Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has launched an investigation into the activities of eight suspected oil thieves in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.


The suspects were handed over to the EFCC by the Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base on Wednesday, January 10, 2024. The arrests were made during an operation on November 8, 2023, when the vessel MV Cabrini and its crew members were apprehended with an undisclosed quantity of illegally acquired Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) along the Bonny Channel.

The suspects are: Tyson Saidi, Emmanuel  Memedo, Bamidele Owoeye, Sunday Okenwa, Sanusi Adeola, Kessen  Friday, Miebaka, Kienka and Emmanuel Adewole.


Chief Superintendent of the EFCC, CSE Itoro Levi, received the suspects on behalf of the commission and assured that a thorough and professional investigation would be conducted.


Credit: EFCC Nigeria

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