A crew of operatives of the EFCC, led by the Uyo Zonal Head, Abdulkarim Chukkol on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, on the Nigerian Navy Ahead Working Base FOB at Ibaka City in Oron, Akwa Ibom State, took supply of a vessel, MV SWORD FISH V, its 12 crew members and illegally bunkered diesel, (Automotive Gasoline Oil AGO), which had been arrested by the Nigerian Navy.
Talking on the handing over of each the vessel and crew members, the Performing Commanding Officer, Navy Captain R.O. Adoki disclosed that the vessel, its captain and his crew members and the illegally bunkered petroleum product had been arrested at Monipulo Nigeria Restricted Platform at Agbani Oil Subject by a crew 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 Intelligent (AB 3), Pius Ziko (AB 4), Omoniyi Oba Joseph (Oiler 1), Imangbe David (Oiler 2) and Jumbo Anthony (Prepare dinner).
Chatting with journalists, Chukkol condemned the motion of the unlawful bunkerers and promised swift and thorough investigation which he mentioned might be carried to a logical conclusion, including that the arrested suspects will face prosecution if they’re discovered culpable.