Navy hands over oil smugglers to EFCC

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom capital, has taken custody of suspected oil smugglers, Godtime Edet Bassey, 50, and Edet Asuquo, 43.

They were handed over by the Nigerian Navy Ship, Forward Operating Base, Ibaka in Akwa Ibom by Lieutenant Commander SI Olowookere.

The suspects were nabbed on September 20 during a routine patrol along Effiat Creek in Ibaka.

They were smuggling 20 drums of petroleum products (6,000 litres), with a wooden boat, to Bakassi.

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EFCC zonal commander, ACE Nwanneka Nwokike, represented by Ekpenyong Effiong, thanked the Navy for its partnership in the fight against economic crimes.

The suspects will be charged to court after an ongoing investigation is concluded.

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