Three suspected oil thieves are being investigated of illegal activities by the Port Harcourt office of the EFCC which commenced on the 3 July 2018. The suspects, Abadi Japhet (captsin), Kashim Umaru, Godwin Ilioma and a vessel: MV Orbit II handed over to it by the Nigerian Navy Forward Operating base, Bonny, Rivers State.
Captain S.W. Olurundare of Nigerian Navy Force while handling over the suspects to the EFCC said that the 3 members were arrested on February 5, 2018 at about 0250 hours for dealing in unspecified amount of petroleum products suspected to be illegally refined crude oil without a proper license.
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has since stepped up further investigation of the matter. The 3 suspects will soon be charged to court.