- The President Buhari-led federal government is not leaving any stone unturned when it comes to oil theft
- During a recent sitting at the Federal High Court in Rivers state, five persons were sentenced to prison for illegal deals in crude oil
- The convicted persons were nabbed and arraigned by the EFCC, with their names and photos published online
As shared on Twitter by Lauretta Onochie, the convicts were charged with illegal dealing in petroleum products without licenses.
In the presidential media aide's tweet, it was revealed that the persons were nabbed and arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Her tweet read:
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"A Fed. High Court in Port Harcourt has convicted & sentenced 5 oil thieves, to various jail terms, for illegal dealing in petroleum products without requisite licences."
The accused persons are:
- Wei Ibolo
- Mudashiru Toaheed
- Etim Edet
- Martins Savior
- Tope Alani
Rivers governor names DPO who is into oil bunkering
The Rives governor named the DPO in Emohua LGA as one of the top suspects.
Wike who thanked the commissioner of police in the state for transferring the DPO stated that the high-ranking officer must leave the state.
The governor said it is quite unfortunate that persons who should enforce the laws of the land are violating them.
The outspoken governor said while he remains the leader of the state, he cannot allow such a person to remain in Rivers.
“It’s unfortunate for this country how security people will be involved in illegal bunkering. I can’t believe it. Mr. CP, I thank you for transferring the DPO in Rumuji, who owns a refinery. But the man must leave here, not transferred. He must leave this state.
“I can’t be governor here and security man owns an illegal refinery. No, it is not possible, the man has to go. Take him to wherever they allow bunkering..."