Navy Arrests Two Suspected Oil Thieves In Cross River

Channels Television  
Updated November 16, 2019


The Nigerian Navy Ship Victory says it is intensifying efforts towards the protection of the Nigerian Maritime space through regular supervision in checking for illegalities with the arrest of two suspects with petroleum products worth over 47 million naira.

The Commander Victory, Commodore Vincent Okeke disclosed this when he paraded two suspected oil thieves at the Victory jetty in Calabar, the Cross River State capital in an operation he personally supervised.

Commodore Vincent who disclosed that about 300 drums of suspected illegally refined products suspected to have been refined in the neighbouring states of the south in three boats were intercepted and two suspects arrested with investigations currently ongoing.

Handing over the suspects and products to the Nigerian Security and civil defense corp, Commodore Okeke tasked perpetrators of illegalities to deceit from such acts as Calabar waterways will continue to be a barrier point for shipping illegal products.

The NSCDC Commandant, Danjuma Elisha, while commending the Nigerian Navy for the giant fleet, expressed satisfaction with the judiciary over various judgments delivered on economic saboteurs.