Illegal Oil Transporters in EFCC Custody

The Nigerian Army, 2 Brigade, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 handed over some suspected illegal oil transporters and three tankers loaded with petroleum products suspected to be Automotive Gas Oil, AGO (diesel) to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for further investigation and possible prosecution.

The tankers with registration numbers: AKP 222 XA; BNS 298 XA and AKP 224 XA were each loaded with over 33,000 (thirty three thousand) litres of the suspected AGO, with no conveyance waybill accompanying them.

At the point of arrest, two of the drivers escaped while one, by name, Bello Ibrahim, was arrested alongside his motor-boy, Babangida Adamu, and one Godwin Etim who claimed to be a member of the community with no real ties to either the transporters or the owner of the product.

It was gathered that Etim was the one who directed the suspects to the waterside at Enugu Fishing Terminal in Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, where they loaded the product before the long arm of the law caught up with them.

The suspects will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is concluded.

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