The Nigerian Navy has arrested 12 members of crew vessel responsible for illegal bunkering in Akwa Ibom State.
On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, a team of operatives of the EFCC, led by the Uyo Zonal Head, Abdulkarim Chukkol at Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base FOB at Ibaka Town in Oron, Akwa Ibom took delivery of a vessel, MV SWORD FISH V.
The Acting Commanding Officer, Navy Captain R.O. Adoki disclosed how they vessel were taken care of.
He said the vessel, its captain and his crew members and the illegally bunkered petroleum product were arrested at Monipulo Nigeria Limited Platform at Agbani Oil Field by a team of naval officers on patrol.
The arrested sailors onboard the vessel are: Bakpa Yerinmene (Captain), Aremu Temiloluwa (Chief Mate), Marvel Douye Prince (Deck Cadet), Bakumo Uyatede (Chief Engineer), Izamohi Samson(Engr Cadet), Jonathan Tuoyo (AB 1), Iyaragba Ebimayenimigha (AB 2), Abejuwa Clever (AB 3), Pius Ziko (AB 4), Omoniyi Oba Joseph (Oiler 1), Imangbe David (Oiler 2) and Jumbo Anthony (Cook).
Chukkol condemned the action of the illegal bunkerers and promised swift and thorough investigation.
He said investigation will be carried to a logical conclusion, adding that the arrested suspects will face prosecution if they are found culpable.