The navy declared that an Indian sailor and 17 extra have been arrested by the Nigerian Navy over an attempt and illegally export robbed crude oil to Ghana.
Capt. Adegoke Ebo, govt officer of the Nigerian Navy Ship Pathfinder, confirmed that the suspects and vessels had been shifted to the police on the naval base in Nigeria’s oil hub Port Harcourt, to hold out additional probes on the suspects.
He added that the suspects have been on the about to smuggle the crude oil to Ghana earlier than naval forces had busted them.
One of many suspects, a Nigerian, had been actively collaborating in sourcing crude oil from Nigerian creeks and delivery it to Platon Fuel Oil Refinery in Ghana’s Tema, without clearance and authorization, based on the army officer.