The Nigerian Army on Friday June 13, 2014 handed over six suspected oil thieves and three vessels to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for further investigation and possible prosecution.


The suspects; Benard Omoaiwua, Tony Okundia, Osahenrumwen Osaguona, Osaro Arasomwan, Aaron Idahosa Terry, and Blessed Goodluck were arrested by officers of the Guards Brigade, Nigerian Army at the Abaji Military check point, Abuja with three trucks, each loaded with thirty three thousand litres (33,000) of suspected crude oil.

Colonel MT Usman said the suspects were arrested on May 31, 2014 on their way to Abuja, from Warri, Delta State.

At the time of arrest, the crew members allegedly had no approval to lift crude oil.

The suspects were received on behalf of the Commission by the Head, Extractive Industry Fraud Section, EIFS,  Ibrahim Yidi.

The suspects, who are still being interrogated, will be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are concluded.

Media & Publicity
16th June, 2014