Navy Hands Over Seized Oil-Laden Ship to EFCC

Nigerian Navy Surrenders Seized Oil Vessel and Barge to EFCC in Warri

In Warri, the Nigerian Navy Ship Delta handed over a detained vessel, TUG MV STEPH I, and Barge SIMI to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The vessels, captured in the Delta creeks for lacking proper documentation and approvals while allegedly discharging suspected AGO products, were formally transferred to EFCC custody.

Commander Chindo Yahaya, represented by Navy Commander Samuel Musa, oversaw the handover of TUG MV STEPH I to EFCC officials led by Assistant Commander II, Gomina Francis. Similarly, Barge SIMI was also surrendered to EFCC authorities.

The vessels, seized on July 6 at different locations within Delta State, were found without necessary documentation and approvals for their operations. The detained vessels, accused of improper discharge of products and lacking legitimate papers, prompted their detention by NNS Delta.

The Nigerian Navy reiterated its commitment to eradicating illegal activities within its operational zone and cautioned against involvement in such actions. NNS-Delta emphasized the incidents as a strong deterrent for those considering similar unlawful operations.


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