12 suspected oil ‘thieves’ arrested in Uyo

by Bassey Anthony

The Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base, Ibaka, Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, has arrested 12 suspects, seized 50 drums of illegal Automated Gas Oil (AGO or diesel) and 486 bags of smuggled rice from them.

The new Commanding Officer, FOB, Captain Peter Yilme, who said the arrests were made within two days of his assumption of office, noted that the navy is determined to end smuggling on the waterways and warned smugglers to desist from the illegal activity.

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Source: thenationonlineng.net

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Navy uncovers illegal diesel depot in Akwa Ibom

The Nigerian Navy in Ikot Abasi has uncovered an illegal Automated Gas Oil (popularly known as diesel) depot in Eket Local Council of Akwa Ibom.

Leader of the team, Lieutenant Commander Umaru Sidi, made the revelation while handing over the recovered items to the state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) yesterday in Eket.

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Source: guardian.ng

Navy hands over suspected oil thieves to EFCC

The Deputy Zonal Head of the Uyo Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Alex Ebbah, on April 8, 2019, led a team of operatives to the Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base (FOB) Ibaka, Mbo Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, to take over of a large wooden boat used in conveying 501 drums of petroleum products suspected to be Automotive Gas Oil, AGO.

At the time of arrest, eight crew members were onboard the wooden engine boat along with the 300 litre in 501drums, which were used in conveying the product.

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Source: thenewsnigeria.com.ng

Crude Oil Theft: JTF Takes Over Six Suspects, Seven Boats From Navy

Sylvester Idowu

The Joint Task Force (JTF) codenamed Operation Delta Safe (OPDS) has taken over six suspected oil thieves and seven loaded Cotonou boats from the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS Delta), Warri, for further investigation.

During the handing over ceremony at the NNS Delta’s base in Warri, its Commander, Commodore Ibrahim Dewu disclosed that the suspects were arrested with products believed to be illegally refined diesel, also known as AGO, estimated to be 540,000 liters.

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Source: thisdaylive.com

(ICYMI) Navy arrests six suspected oil thieves with 540,000 litres of diesel in Delta

By Matthew Omonigho

The Nigerian Navy Ship, NNS Delta has arrested and handed over six suspected oil thieves with products suspected to be illegally-refined diesel, also known as AGO estimated at 540,000 litres, loaded in seven Cotonou boats in Delta State, DAILY POST can report.

The suspects, who were paraded at the naval base, were promptly handed over to the Operation Delta Safe, OPDS, by the Navy on Friday.

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Source: dailypost.ng