The Joint Task Force, JTF of 4 Brigade Nigerian Army, Benin has handed over 18 suspected oil thieves to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for further investigation and possible prosecution.
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, on Friday February 8, 2013 arraigned two suspects, Elot Ekpe and Henshaw Bassey before Justice Suleiman A. Aliyu of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt on a two count charge bordering on conspiracy to commit felony to wit: tampering with oil Pipeline. The suspects who allegedly damaged and destroyed Shell pipeline at Erinemukhwarien community pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read and interpreted to them in Pidgin language.
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, on Thursday February 7, 2013 arraigned two suspects; Prince Friday Obah, 52, and Nnaemeka Osegbo, 43, before Justice Adebisi Akinlade of the Lagos High Court, Ikeja on a four count charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery and uttering. The suspects allegedly collected N9.1million from one Linus Eze as the cost of clearing two 40 feet containers containing LG brand of Air conditioners and Completely Knocked Down ( CKD) spare parts without delivering the items to him.