ABIODUN OBA |
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps in Cross River State has promised to prosecute the seven suspects arrested in connection with the seized products at Agbana West Point by Tom Shot Island.
The Deputy Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps in Cross River State, Stanley Eboh, gave the assurance while receiving the 432 drums of illegally refined automotive gasoline oil being smuggled from Nigeria to Cameroon. The Nigerian Navy Ship Victory patrol team has intercepted a wooden boat conveying the products.
The Commander of NNS Victory, Rear Admiral Vincent Okeke, said the seven suspects were arrested in connection with the seized products at Agbana West Point by Tom Shot Island.
“The boat, crew and the impounded product were escorted to the Base.
“Upon arrival at the jetty, a total of 432 drums of illegally refined AGO was offloaded from the boat.
“Investigations revealed that the suspected illegally refined AGO was loaded from Bile Creek in Rivers State and the boat was destined for Cameroon before the arrest,” he said.
Continuing, Okeke said, “One of the suspects was arrested last year and convicted for the same offence and after completing his term in jail, he went back to the crime.”
He put the market value of the seized product at N63,512,000.
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