Ogbeta.ng: Nigerian navy arrests 7 Sri Lankans, 2 Ghanaians for illegal activities

Saturday, 4 January 2020

Nigerian navy arrests 7 Sri Lankans, 2 Ghanaians for illegal activities

Seven Sri Lankans, two Ghanaians, and over 50 Nigerians have been paraded by the Nigerian Navy after being arrested during the festive period for illegal activities on Nigerian waters.


Commander, NNS Beecroft, Commodore Ibrahim Shettima who confirmed the arrest said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and officials of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) have been invited to collect data that would aid in prosecution of the suspects.

MV Zebrugge, said to be one of the seven vessels intercepted by the Nigerian navy had petroleum products without proper documentation and seven Sri Lankans onboard.

MT Jonko, another vessel intercepted by the Nigerian navy on December 21 had 11 Nigerians onboard and 1077 metric tonnes of crude oil.

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