Rivers NSCDC parades 10 crude oil theft suspects, impounds 9, others

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Rivers State Command, has paraded 10 suspects for vandalism, illegal dealings in petroleum products and other miscellaneous crimes.
The command’s Public Relations Officer Sector Commander Olufemi Ayodele SC, made the declaration yesterday in Port Harcourt, through a press statement, he signed and made available to newsmen.
Recall that upon assumption of office of the state, Commandant Basil Igwebueze hinted that the Commandant General Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi, deployed him to Rivers State, to critically prosecute the Corps mandate in safeguarding all critical national sssets.
“Others include infrastructures, training, supervision and monitoring of the private security guard companies, disaster management amongst others.”
Commandant Igwebueze noted that in ensuring the effective discharge of the NSCDC statutory mandate, the need for strong collaborations with sisters security agencies cannot be overemphasized. He further postulated that a failed security system is tantamount to failed Intelligence, hence the success of any virile security operation is a function of actionable and credible Intelligence.
The NSCDC Rivers State Commandant, while addressing the newsmen said the following 5 Suspects: Aniebiet Pascal (M) 22years, Nnadi Ogbonna (M) 23years, Ifeanyi Delight (M) 25years, Sunday Benjamin (M) 22 years and Okechukwu Finbar (M) 20years, were apprehended by 29 Battalion Nigerian Army Port Harcourt, with 44 metal Pipes, 4 Cylinders containing Nitrogen Gas, 1 wooden Boat with 25 horse power engine along Kryo Community near Alakiri waterways in Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State.
“In a related development five other suspects were also arrested with three motorcycles, 2 wheel barrow filled with Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) and 1,000 meters large Industrial Pumping Hose. They were arrested and handed over to NSCDC Rivers State Command, by 6 military intelligence Headquarters, 6 Division Nigerian Army Port Harcourt, for further investigation and possible prosecution”.
“The Antivandal Unit of the Command, while on routine patrol at ‘Mother Cat’ round about, Trans Amadi in Port Harcourt, also impounded the following vehicles abandoned by suspects, who are currently being trailed by NSCDC undercover personnel
” A Gold Colour Toyota Camry with number plate RIVERS AJ 770 DBU laden with illegally refined AGO concealed in cellophane bags, a white and black Futon bus Registered as: EBONYI XA 637BKL laden with 8 plastic drums of illegally refined AGO”.
Also, ehile on routine patrol the Command’s Antivandal Unit, further impounded seven cars: A gold colour Toyota Avalon car with registration number ABIA 573 RA, a light green Toyota Camry LAGOS LND 926 AP , a black Toyota Avalon Camry LAGOS EKY 487 DA, and ash colour Toyota Corolla with number plate RIVERS GGU 240 AA, a Toyota Avalon car LAGOS APP 330 DE, a navy blue Toyota Avalon car with registration number AKWA IBOM KET 62 AV, a navy blue Toyota Avalon car LAGOS AKD 938 AV; all laden with illegally refined Ago, concealed in cellophane bags.
“We also impounded 15 drums of AGO, 26 concealed sacks filled with AGO and 11 Kegs (25 litres each) of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO).”
The Command’s helmsman relayed that a thorough investigation had commenced, after which the suspects would be charged to court, while the products and means of conveyance would be forfeited, and proceeds remitted into the the federal government coffer.
He warned unrepentant illegal oil bunkerers to desist from such heinous act, or face the full wrath of the law.

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