Oil Theft: Three Foreigners arrested in Lagos

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Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Three nationals Benin Republic have been arrested Lagos for allegedly siphoning 6,250 litres petrol.

Parading the suspects, the Commandant Lagos State Command of Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr Paul Ayeni said the suspects were recently arrested by the Nigerian Navy’s psatrol team  and handed to NSCDC on Dec.5  at about 7:50 a.m.

He said: “The three suspects: Bidem Kakon, 32; Gbeza Atanancy, 24; and Haunsa Crepin, 25; were arrested a wooden boat conveying 6,250 litres PMS.

”The suspects soon be taken to court to face the wrath the law due to the economic sabotage they caused the nation.
”The PMS siphoned by the bunkerers which is worth N1.2 million can serve about 500 households if not stolen.’’

”Until their arrest, they lived at No 6 Adogeta Street, Cotonou,” he said
The commandant said the suspects were arrested at a frontier between Maritime Boundary and the Republic of Benin.

He said that the suspects would soon be prosecuted.