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Navy hands over impounded vessels to EFCC

The NNS Pathfinder of the Nigerian Navy, Port Harcourt, has handed over two impounded vessels to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Port…

The NNS Pathfinder of the Nigerian Navy, Port Harcourt, has handed over two impounded vessels to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Port Harcourt.

Handing over the vessels to Senior Detective Superintendent of EFCC at the Federal Ocean Terminal, FOT, Onne, the NNS Pathfinder Executive Officer, Navy Capt. Victor Choji, said the vessels were intercepted at FOT on October 25, 2016.

He said the vessels were laden with about two million adulterated diesel.

He added that the command was carrying out the directives given to it by the Chief of Naval Staff to keep the waterways safe by getting rid of all maritime crimes.

Receiving the vessels, the EFCC Senior Detective Superintendent, Macaulay Olayinka, said the commission was collaborating with the Nigerian Navy to stop maritime crime in the waterways.

He said on conclusion of its investigations, EFCC would prosecute those that were found culpable.

Earlier, Navy Capt. Victor Choki, had paraded 42 suspects involved in the diversion of the adulterated diesel. The unquantified diesel was loaded in a one million capacity barge.   

 

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