EFCC investigates 11 oil thieves, one vessel in Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has started investigation of 11 suspected oil thieves and one vessel, MT SAISNIL II, arrested by the Nigerian Navy.

The spokesperson for the commission, Mr Dele Oyewole, who confirmed this in a statement said that the suspects and vessel were handed over to the commission by the Nigerian Navy, NNS Beecroft, Apapa, Lagos.

He said that the vessel and the crew were intercepted and arrested on February 7, 2024 by naval officers.

He said the suspects were allegedly involved in illegal oil bunkering and Automatic Identification system (AIS) infractions at Abo Oilfield, Ogogoro Community, Ondo State.

“The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded by commission’s operatives in its Lagos Command,” he said. (NAN)

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