Burning of crude oil vessel: Tompolo faults Falana; defends CDS, Navy


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By Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, South-South and Akpokona Omafuaire, WARRI

TANTITA Security Services Nigeria Limited, TSSNL, the private security company, PSC,  operated by ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemuplo, alias Tompolo, has counteracted the claim by Femi Falana, SAN, that  Chief of Defense Staff, CDS, General Lucky Irabor and Nigerian Navy were wrong in the burning of the crude oil vessel, recently, seized by his company for oil theft.

The lead legal consultant to TSSNL, Emmanuel Jakpa, in a statement, yesterday, said: “Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, had opined that based on Section 111 of the Armed Forces Act, that scuttling the ship was arson and that the naval authorities breached the rule of law and the CDS ought to resign for backing them. However, is this so?

He contended that Falana and those opposed to the CDS incorrectly relied on the Armed Forces Act, but the applicable law in the case in question is the Hydrocarbon Oils Refining Act.

 “Care must be…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper