Navy arrest, hands over vessel, oil thieves to EFCC in Lagos

Nine suspected oil thieves and a vessel, MT Chiebube have been handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Office by officers of the Nigerian Navy Ship, NNS Beecroft, Apapa, Lagos State.

Lieutenant Commander, A.A. Adukanya, who represented the Navy during the handing over noted that the NNS Beecroft patrol team on December 19, 2020 intercepted and arrested the vessel and the crew members at the Nigeria- Benin Republic Maritime boundary, for suspicious dealings in petroleum products.

According to Adukanya, the arrested crew members include: Anthony Ekpo Bassey Iso, Chinedu Nwanchukwu, Endurance Ossai, Emmanuel Monday, Ibrahim Ahmed, Victor Frank, Kenneth Philip, Chinemeze Samuel, and Matthew Timothy.

The suspects and the vessel were received on behalf of the EFCC, by Idris Abubakar, Head, Extractive Industry Fraud Section, EIFS.

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