Crude Oil Theft: JTF Takes Over Six Suspects, Seven Boats From Navy
The Joint Task Force (JTF) codenamed Operation Delta Safe (OPDS)
has taken over six suspected oil thieves and seven loaded Cotonou
boats from the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS Delta), Warri, for further
During the handing over ceremony at the NNS Delta’s base in Warri, its
Commander, Commodore Ibrahim Dewu disclosed that the suspects
were arrested with products believed to be illegally refined diesel, also
known as AGO, estimated to be 540,000 liters.
Dewu, who was represented by the Executive Officer (XO) of the
NNSDelta, Navy Captain Adeyemi Adewuyi, said the suspects were
apprehended last Wednesday, March 6, 2019 and that the product was
said to have been procured from Opudebubo Creek in Warri South-
West Local Government area of Delta state.
He warned those involved in illegal activities in the maritime
environment within the NNS Delta area of responsibility (AOR) to
desist or face the law, as the Nigerian Navy would not relent in its
efforts to make the Niger Delta safe and fit for legitimate activities.
“We are handing over seven Cotonou boats that were arrested on
March 6 to appropriate security agencies. The boats were arrested at
Opudebubo Creek in Warri South-West council area of Delta state.
According to the suspects, they came all the way from Igbokoda in
Ondo state to buy the products from the creek. They said they were
taking the product to Igbonla in Okitipupa in the Igbokoda area of Ondo
I say no to such crime
They should be investigated the more