Nigeria Police Seizes 123 oil Tankers as they Move to Curb Oil Theft On the Foreign Scene

News - by RadioNow / Sep. 26th, 2022

Usman Baba, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, says the police is committed to sustaining the fight against oil theft and other crimes capable of sabotaging the country’s economy.  

He said this in a statement released by Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer. According to the statement, the IGP made the remarks while briefing a probe panel comprising members of the Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Oil Lifting, Theft and the Impact on Petroleum Production and Oil Revenues, in a report on the activities of the IGP Special Task Force on Petroleum and Illegal Bunkering. 

He listed the seizure of 1,301,020 liters of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO), 135,000 liters of crude oil, 4,900 liters of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), 45,000 liters of engine oil, and 123 vessels comprising tankers, lorries, barges, buses, lorries, and other vehicles as efforts of the task force.  

The IGP also called for increased support, particularly in expanding the scope of the courts and conferring jurisdictional competence to hear petroleum and illegal bunkering matters, as well as provision of storage capacity for exhibits recovered during special operations pending the determination of suits by the courts.

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