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NSCDC drags 10 suspected oil thieves to court



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Ten oil thieves arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, have been charged to
court in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
The suspects, according to the State Commandant of NSCDC, Mohammed Haruna, were charged to
court on completion of investigation.
Haruna said the 10 suspected oil thieves were arrested in various parts of the state.
The commandant while parading some of the suspects, added that four trucks, two buses and two
power boats were among the items seized from them.
He listed other seized items as one speedboat, a wooden boat loaded with 42 drums of illegally refined
DPK (kerosene) and a car, adding that the vehicles were used in conveying the stolen products.
The commandant, who was recently promoted to an Assistant Commandant-General, explained that the
suspects were arrested in Obio/Akpor.
Haruna said, “On April 17 the anti-vandal team of NSCDC in Rivers State seized three trucks and two
buses filled with AGO, while three suspects were arrested.
“Notably among the trucks is a short truck with number plate, XB 290 SH, filled with suspected crude oil
along Rukpokwu in Obio/Akpor.
“Also, April 18, one long truck with number plate, RBC 273 XP was confiscated at the scene of the crime
along Petrochemical, Eleme area, though no product was found in it.
“Again, on April 24, two power boats loaded with suspected stolen crude oil and a speedboat were
confiscated near Gitto point.
“Two days later, a suspect and a Toyota Camry car with number plate, KNM 138 GU, loaded with illegally
refined AGO, were impounded by the anti-vandal team of the corps in Obio/Akpor,” he added.

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