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Reports reaching Africa Daily News, New York has it the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of no fewer than 120 citizens for alleged illegal oil theft.
The anti-graft agency had confirmed that it had carried out a joint operation with personnel of the 6 Division Garrison, Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The apprehended suspects were accused of illegally refining stolen petroleum products and economic sabotage.
They were caught after offloading oil into vehicles at the waterfront for distribution within and outside Rivers State.
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The EFCC said their arrest followed intelligence on alleged illegal oil bunkering activities in the locality.
The spokesman Wilson Uwujaren disclosed that a number of vehicles and pumping machines were recovered.
‘The suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded,’ the statement by the spokesman added.
Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba on Tuesday presented a certificate of Award to Nassarawa, Divisional Police Officer, SP Daniel Itse Amah for rejecting the sum of Two Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (USD 200,000) offered him as a bribe in a case of alleged armed robbery.
In a letter containing the commendation, SP Daniel was extolled for exhibiting sound professionalism in his actions which lead to the arrest of Ali Zaki, a Kano-based legal practitioner, and some Police officers.
Africa Daily News, New York gathered that investigations by Operatives led by SP Daniel led to the arrest of the suspected armed robbery syndicate in Kano.
Consequently, the case was transferred to the Force Headquarters in Abuja on the directive of IGP for discreet investigation.