Po­lice in­ter­cept 3 truck­loads of crude oil in Rivers

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Vic­tor Edozie, Port Har­court

The Rivers State Po­lice Com­mand yes­ter­day in Port Har­court pa­raded three sus­pects who spe­cialise in oil pipe­lines van­dal­i­sa­tion. The sus­pects were ar­rested with three trucks laden with 55,000 litres of crude oil sus­pected to have been stolen from a Shell fa­cil­ity at Ele­len­won in Port Har­court.

The sus­pects were ar­rested on Fri­day, March 28, by the po­lice mon­i­tor­ing team, at­tached to the of­fice of the com­mis­sioner of po­lice within Ele­lenwo/ /Ak­pajo Eleme road axis of Port Har­court.

The state Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Tunde Ogun­sakin, who pa­raded the sus­pects, said he drafted the mon­i­tor­ing team at­tached to his of­fice to the scene of the oil bunker­ing af­ter he was briefed about sus­pi­cious move­ment of some per­sons sus­pected to be oil pipe­lines van­dals.

“As ex­pected, the ar­rested sus­pects tried to evade ar­rest with tac­tics and an­tics, but our men who were very de­ter­mined to end oil bunker­ing, es­pe­cially in Rivers State, over­pow­ered them and im­pounded their trucks. One of the sus­pects, Jonathan Okon, 49, who hails from Itu Lo­cal Govern­ment Area of Akwa Ibom State, claimed to be an auto dealer and also con­fessed that one of the im­pounded trucks with reg­is­tra­tion num­ber XF 869 PHC be­long to him,” he said.

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