EFCC, Army arrest 120 suspected Oil thieves in Port Harcourt

One hundred and twenty suspects were arrested in Port Harcourt on last Saturday for alleged illegal oil bunkering .

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and personnel of the 6 Division Garrison, Nigerian Army Port Harcourt made the arrests in a joint operations.

They were arrested on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at Ndoni, Rivers State where suspected illegally refined stolen petroleum products are off-loaded into vehicles at the waterfronts for distribution within and outside Rivers State.

The arrest of the suspects was made possible by intelligence on the alleged illegal oil bunkering activities in the locality.

In the course of the arrest, 8 vehicles and pumping machines used in the illegal activities were seized from the suspects. The suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded, Mr Wilson Uwujaren Head, Media & Publicity, EFCC said in a statement.