Laws On Pipeline Vandalism Not Strong Enough – Lawmaker

The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources, Peterside Dakuku has said that the laws prohibiting the vandalisation of petroleum pipelines in … Continue reading Laws On Pipeline Vandalism Not Strong Enough – Lawmaker


The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources, Peterside Dakuku has said that the laws prohibiting the vandalisation of petroleum pipelines in Nigeria are not strong enough to deter oil thieves.

Speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, Mr Dakuku said nobody has either been successfully prosecuted or convicted for pipeline vandalisation in Nigeria.

He said, “we need to strengthen the laws. The punishments are not adequate that’s why it has been slightly difficult to prosecute people successfully. I agree that the laws may not be the only challenge but the current laws need to be strengthened.”