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Find the EFCC press statement below…

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on March 4, 2015 arraigned Eleven suspected oil thieves: Ephraim Akpan, Agadagba Ochuko, Clement Tommy, Oyayefa Abonne, Bousou Kereotu, Dereye Harry, Lucky Abonne, Dapo Obdare, Friday Ibude, Ebi Ekokeme, Vincent Elayegha, and the vessel, MT Petroitti before Justice M.S Abubakar of the Federal High Court Warri, Delta State on a 2- count charge bordering on conspiracy and illegal dealing in petroleum product.

The accused persons and their vessel were arrested on May 23, 2014 by officers of the Nigerian Navy following a tip off around Ofoma oil terminal in Delta State, with about 272MT of substance suspected to be crude oil and handed over to the EFCC for further investigation and prosecution. They pleaded not guilty.

One of the charges read, “That you Ephraim Akpan, Agadagba Ochuko, Clement Tommy, Oyayefa Abonne, Bousou Kereotu, Dereye Harry, Lucky Abonne…

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