3 people arrested for illegal oil bunkering

October 19, 2015 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ NEWS and Gossip



THREE persons, including a lady were at the week­end captured by the Nigerian Navy, Warri for charged ille­gal oil bunkering activities.

Plus, 320,000 metric huge amounts of illicitly refined crude oil were demolished, pretty much as five unlawful refineries were additionally torched dur­ing a strike at different unlawful fuel dumpsites in Warri South West Local Govern­ment Area of Delta State.

The group, drove by the Flag Officer Commanding Central Naval Command (CNC), Rear Admiral Apo­chi Suleiman likewise set on fire motor vessels and different hardware running into a millions of naira.

No less than 12 freight boats, famously known as Coto­nou vessels and unlawful re­fineries were obliterated at Jones Creek and Ekpenu in Warri South-West Local Government Area of the state.

Instructions newsmen soon after the operation that last­ed for five hours, Admiral Suleiman kept up that the campaign against unlawful oil bunkering would con­tinue until the culprits were pushed to the brink of collapse.

“It is the command given to us by the Chief of Naval Staff to go hard and fast against unlawful oil bunkerers and we must achieve this through the exertion of all concerned, including the press, stake­holders and witnesses.”

“It is conceivable that we will most likely be unable to eradi­cate the scourge complete­ly however we will attempt however much as could be expected to lessen it to the barest least,” re­marked the FOC, demanding that the ulcer worm must be smashed.

He clarified that the suspects would be gave over to the suitable powers after the Navy had closed its investi­gations.