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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Two oil thieves bag 5 years in jail

Two oil thieves bag 5 years in jail

Justice I.E Ekwo of the Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, Cross River State, on Monday, July 10, 2017, convicted and sentenced two oil bunkerers: Tony Ochonogo and Efe Alex to 5years imprisonment each without an option of fine.


The convicts were brought before the court on a four-count charge, bordering on conspiracy and illegal dealing in petroleum products without a license, levelled against them by EFCC.

The convicts’ journey to prison started on 20 March, 2013 when officials of the Joint Task Force, OPERATION PULO SHIELD Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, while on patrol, arrested them together with a tanker truck, loaded with 33, 000 litres of petroleum products suspected to be illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil.




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