State, on Thursday, June 13, 2019 handed over a vessel, MV DE BLESSING
and 13 suspects allegedly involved in illegal oil bunkering to the
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Port Harcourt Zonal
Office, for further investigation and possible prosecution.
The suspects are: Oribhabor Stanley, Sunny Ndom, Omonojo Segun, Ernest
Mabiri, James Agbana, Addwale Adebanjo, Alex Ewa, Victor Oguduvbe, Hope
Sunday, Job Daniel Onuh, Tamuno Belema, Onoghese Godwin and Akpoebi
They were on board the vessel, when they were arrested by the patrol
team of Forward Operating Base within Bonny Channel, Rivers State.
Specifically, MV DE BLESSING was arrested for carrying 79 metric tons of
products suspected to be illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil, AGO. The
Naval Handing Over Officer, Navy Captain K.O. Oguntuga said that
preliminary investigations conducted so far showed that acts of economic
sabotage suspected to have been committed required further investigation
by the EFCC.
Bala Mohammed, a Senior Detective Inspector with the EFCC, who received
the suspects and vessel, gave assurances that the case will be