Renewed Fight against Crude Oil Theft Has Denied Criminals N30bn Stolen Products – THISDAYLIVE


•Says 100 suspects arrested, awaiting prosecution 

•FG lacks political will to tackle menace, TUC declares

Chiemelie Ezeobi, Ugo Aliogo and Ijeoma Okonji

The Nigerian Navy’s renewed fight against crude oil theft through the ongoing Operation Dakatar Da Barawo has denied criminals over N30 billion stolen products from illegal refinery sites in the Niger Delta.

Also, over 100 suspects have been arrested and handed over to the prosecutory agencies like the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Department of State Services (DSS).

The Director or Naval Information (DINFO), Commodore Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan made this disclosure yesterday when he paid a courtesy visit to the Ikoyi headquarters of THISDAY Newspaper.

But as the country continues to suffer huge economic sabotage due to high level of pipeline vandalism, the President General of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Mr. Festus Osifo has expressed displeasure over what he…

Source: Thisday Newspaper