Navy Arrests Six Foreigners, Others For Diesel Theft

Officers attached to the Nigerian Navy Ship Victory in Calabar, Cross River State, on Saturday arrested six Bangladesh nationals and 16 Nigerians for diesel theft. The suspects were caught diverting 22 metric tonnes of diesel in an illegal ship to ship transfer along the Calabar water channel.

Salihu Jibril, a Commodore, and Commander NNS Victory, said the vessel, MT Princess Oge, brought the product from offshore Lome to deliver to a tank farm in Calabar before it was found to be carrying out illegal activity. 

Jibril, who addressed journalists on board the vessel along the Calabar Channel before handing over the suspects and vessel to the Nigerian Police, said the Princess Oge was a bunkering ship that was given permission to deliver and discharge cargo in Calabar. 

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