Reps probe security agencies over destruction of seized oil vessels


The House of Representatives on Wednesday unveiled plans to investigate the circumstances leading to the security agencies’ decision to set ablaze oil vessels allegedly involved in oil theft.

The resolution was passed sequel to the adoption of a motion on a matter of urgent national importance sponsored by the Chairman, House Committee on Judiciary, Hon. Onofiok Akpan Luke observed that the destroyed oil vessels should have been used as evidence during prosecution.

Hon. Luke observed that oil theft is a problem that has “existed for a long time in the Niger Delta and has caused serious environmental degradation of the region and has negatively impacted the revenue generation…

Source: Nigerian Tribune