No fewer than 11 suspected oil bunkers arrested in Rivers state are now being quizzed by the officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Port Harcourt zonal office. The investigations commenced Tuesday.
The suspects, it was gathered were arrested and handed over to the EFCC on Monday, September 28, 2020, by the Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base in the Bonny area of Rivers state, following their suspected involvement in illegal oil lifting.
It was also gathered that the suspects were nabbed on September 22, 2020, alongside 320 drums of petroleum product suspected to be illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil (Diesel).
According to a statement signed by the EFCC Head of Media and Publicity in the state, Wilson Uwujaren, the 11 suspects were identified as Indongesit Mfon; Asuquo James; Samuel Bassey; Blessed Bassey; Victor Attah; Edet Okon; Nse Okon; Innocent Effiong; Njok Okon, Uduak Asuquo and Effiong Asuquo.Uwujaren added that a principal detective, superintendent of the EFCC, Ani Stanley, received the suspects on behalf of the Port Harcourt Zonal Head, Abdulkarim Chukkol and expressed satisfaction over the synergy existing between the Navy and the EFCC. He assured that a thorough investigation would be done.