Saturday, 15 September 2012

Oil theft: Ex-Minister Arrested

Former Minister of Interior, Captain Emmanuel Iheanacho has been arrested over his alleged involvement in the hijack of a vessel said to be carrying suspected stolen petroleum products. The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)  Mr. Patrick Akpobolokemi who disclosed the arrest  said that the search for the sponsors of these pirates has led to the tracing of the stolen products to Integrated oil and Gas Limited tank farm owned by the Captain Iheanacho. The premises of Integrated oil and Gas Limited tank farm has been sealed off pending investigation.
NIMASA has realized that there are the kingpins and the big men who facilitate piracy adding the agency in collaboration with other security operatives and the agency is poised to unravel the people behind the sale, purchase and storage of the stolen products.

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