How EFCC, Army Arrested 120 Suspected Oil Thieves, Recovered 8 Vehicles In Port Harcourt

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal Command,  have arrested one hundred and twenty (120) suspects for alleged illegal oil bunkering in a joint operation with with personnel of the 6 Division Garrison, Nigerian Army Port Harcourt

A press release issued by EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said the suspects were arrested on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at Ndoni, Rivers State.

According to Uwujaren, the suspects were nabbed where suspected illegally refined stolen petroleum products are off-loaded into vehicles at the waterfronts for distribution within and outside Rivers State.

He said the arrest of the suspects was made possible by intelligence on the alleged illegal oil bunkering activities in the locality.

“In the course of the arrest, 8 vehicles and pumping machines were recovered,” the statement reads.

“The suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.”

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