Oil theft: Navy hands over suspects, truck to NSCDC in Bayelsa

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In continuation of its operations against crude oil thieves in the Niger Delta region, the Nigerian Navy has arrested three suspected oil thieves and twin tank trucks.

The Commander, Nigerian Navy Ship Soroh (NNS), Commodore Sunday Daniel Atakpa handed over the three suspects and the DAF model under bellied twin tank truck registration number Yobe T-0120-YB laden with 24,000 litres of illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil to the officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Bayelsa.

Commodore Atakpa, represented by Ola Babatunde, acting Base Information Officer NNS Soroh who performed the handing over ceremony at the Central Naval Command, Yenagoa Bayelsa State on Wednesday, disclosed that items recovered from the suspects included five mobile phones and cash amount of N908,700. 

He said the suspects were arrested by the patrol team while conducting anti-crude oil theft patrols along Patani Highway, enroute Warri in Delta State.

“The occupants of the truck arrested are Mr Umar Muhammed and Mr Kabiru Muhammed where further placed under own detention and truck impounded in own premises for further interrogation,” he said. 


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