Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Port Harcourt Zonal Command, have arrested 120 suspected oil thieves, who are alleged to have been engaged in illegal oil bunkering in Rivers state.
According to the statement by the anti-graft agency on Monday 15th August 2022, the 120 suspected Oil thieves were arrested in a joint operation with the personnel of the 6 Division Garrison, Nigerian Army Port Harcourt.
The suspects 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 were recovered. The suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.