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Navy arrests two for crude oil theft in Bayelsa

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The Nigerian Navy Ship SOROH, NNS, has announced the arrest of two persons and impounded one tank truck over alleged crude oil theft in Bayelsa.

The commander, Commodore Sunday Lakan, made this disclosure while parading the suspects at the NNS SOROH base on Thursday.

He maintained that a Mazda vehicle containing 1,300 litres of already refined products was also confiscated in the process.

Lekan attributed the success of the operation to credible intelligence from the patriotic citizens.

“Our personnel who were dispatched to the area apprehended this truck. On sighting us, the driver of the truck ran away but left the keys behind. So we were able to convey the truck to our base for further investigation and other necessary actions,” he said.

The naval officer further said that while still on patrol, naval personnel apprehended a Mazda 323 vehicle carrying 1,300 litres of illegally refined products.

“We arrested two suspects, a male and a female, conveying the products. We shall ensure that thorough investigation is conducted and suspects handed over to appropriate authorities,” he said.

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