Eight Remanded In Prison Over Alleged Oil Theft

By Xavier NDANYONGMONG
Justice Fatun Riman of a Federal High Court, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has ordered that eight alleged illegal oil dealers being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, be remanded in prison till May 22, 2019, when their bail application will be heard.
They were arrested in April by the Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base Ibaka, in Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, with a wooden boat loaded with 501 drums of 300 litres of illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil (AGO), and were subsequently handed over to the EFCC on April 8, 2019 for further investigation and prosecution.
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Source: independent.ng

Suspected oil thieves arrested by Nigerian Navy.
Suspected oil thieves arrested by Nigerian Navy.

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