Oil theft: Nigerian Army hands over Tugboat and Barge to EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today May 3, 2018 took delivery of a tugboat (MV Omar Success) and a Barge (EBIs 1) allegedly used for illegal oil bunkering for further investigation and prosecution.

The tugboat was handed over by Sector 1, Operation Delta Safe of the Nigerian Army. The tugboat and the Barge were intercepted by men of Nigeria Army at a creek in Abadiama Community of Burutu Local government area of Delta State following a tip off.

Speaking at the event, Major Y J Yunusa who represented the Commander said the tugboat and Barge were intercepted on February 1, 2018 while transloading unestimated quantity of suspected illegally refined AGO.

Richard Ogberagha, an operative of the Commission who received the tugboat and Barge on behalf of the Benin Zonal Head said the Commission would do a painstaking investigation and ensure that those involved were brought to book.

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