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Police arrest 40 Suspects, 2 Vessels recovered

Police arrest 40 Suspects, 2 Vessels recovered

The Nigeria Police Force, as part of its intensified efforts to curb the illegal oil theft and economic sabotage in the country and in conjunction with the military and other relevant security agencies against activities of some economic saboteurs.

The efforts led to the arrest of 40 suspected individuals and recovery of two Vessels in two different interceptions at the Ogbogoro Oil Field, Brass Area, and Ekeni Area of Southern-Ijaw in Bayelsa State.

Galaxy tv reports that the suspects were arrested for conspiracy, tampering with oil pipeline, illegal transportation of crude oil, dealing in crude and storing same without lawful authority or appropriate license amongst others.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi while speaking on the incident said the command has been in active liaison on intelligence sharing and collaboration with Private Security Contractors (PSCs) engaged by the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) particularly Tantita Security Services.

He added that the suspects were apprehended and subjected to investigation having established a prima facie case against them noting that, they will be arraigned in court to face charges related to economic sabotage and oil theft which have been filed.

Adejobi also said vessels used in the illegal activities have been seized as part of the evidence against the suspects stressing that arraignment for suspects involved in the case of one of the Vessels is scheduled for 26th February, 2024 while the motion for interim forfeiture of the Vessel and products contained therein will be heard on 19th February, 2024.

The Force Public Relations Officer declared that the Police is committed to improved synergy with all relevant stakeholders including other government security agencies towards putting an end to the illegal activities of oil theft and economic sabotage in the country...

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