EFCC investigates 16 foreigners over alleged oil theft

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has launched investigation of 16 foreigners arrested for alleged oil theft in Rivers. The suspects, said to be Ukrainians, were apprehended and handed over to the commission by the Nigerian Navy Forward Operation Base in Bonny, Rivers.

EFCC spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, said the foreigners were being investigated alongside a vessel: MT SAN PADRE PIO, with registration number IMO 9610339 NT 2444. They were arrested on January 23rd by the Nigerian Navy Ship, NNS SAGBAMA’s patrol team deployed for anti-crude oil theft and illegal bunking operations around Odudu terminal, Port Harcourt.