12 suspected illegal oil dealers, five oil tankers intercepted in Port Harcourt


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Port Harcourt has announced the arrest of twelve (12) suspected illegal oil dealers and five oil tankers.

The commission in a statement on its Facebook page said the suspects were arrested at the Nigeria Port Authority’s (NPA) premises, Onne, Rivers State on Tuesday.

It identified the suspects as Sunday Ogbuji; Okereke Henry; Chijoke Sunday Sunshine; Anayo Egwatu; Nnana Jonah; Tambari Doneh; Atoyebi Taye; Baba Emmanuel; Chigoze Ikemefula; Uba Promise, Ekibor Ekele and Ikechukwu Christian.

The EFCC said they were arrested alongside five oil tankers with registration Numbers: DEG 54 XS; BND 401 ZN; BGM 140 XA, UGH 553 XR and AKD 238 XS.

It added that the suspects would be charged to court soon.