Oil theft: Navy to begin trial of officers, civilians



The Nigerian Navy will, on Friday begin the trial of some its personnel and civilians allegedly involved in crude oil theft.

The Information Officer, Western Naval Command (WNC), Commander Thomas Otuji, in a statement issued on Thursday, said the trial of those arrested would begin at 9a.m. on Friday.

The trial will take place at WNC Officers Mess, Naval Base Apapa, Lagos State, according to the statement.

It said the trial is part of the Nigerian Navy’s effort at ridding the country’s waters of sea robbers and oil thieves.