A team of operatives of the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission
(EFCC), led by the Uyo Zonal Head, Abdulkarim Chukkol on Tuesday, March
19, 2019, at the Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base FOB at Ibaka Town
in Oron, Akwa Ibom State, took delivery of a vessel, MV SWORD FISH V,
its 12 crew members and illegally bunkered diesel, (Automotive Gas Oil
AGO), which were arrested by the Nigerian Navy, Igbere Tv reports.
Acting Commanding Officer, Navy Captain R.O. Adoki while speaking at
the handing over of both the vessel and crew members, disclosed that the
vessel, its captain and his crew members and the illegally bunkered
petroleum product were arrested at Monipulo Nigeria Limited Platform at
Agbani Oil Field by a team of naval officers on patrol.
names of the arrested sailors onboard the vessel as obtained by Igbere
Tv are: Bakpa Yerinmene (Captain), Aremu Temiloluwa (Chief Mate), Marvel
Douye Prince (Deck Cadet), Bakumo Uyatede (Chief Engineer), Izamohi
Samson(Engr Cadet), Jonathan Tuoyo (AB 1), Iyaragba Ebimayenimigha (AB
2), Abejuwa Clever (AB 3), Pius Ziko (AB 4), Omoniyi Oba Joseph (Oiler
1), Imangbe David (Oiler 2) and Jumbo Anthony (Cook).
Mr. Chukkol while speaking to Igbere Tv newsmen, he condemned the action of the illegal bunkerers and promised thorough investigation which he said will be carried to a logical conclusion.
“The arrested suspects will face prosecution if they are found culpable” he added.