Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested a suspected criminal for attempting to wipe off the registered name of an illegal oil vessel earlier arrested by the EFCC.
The suspect: Prince Chima Amadi was arrested on Monday along Eagle Island in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, while trying to wipe off the name: H.W. BECHMAN, from an oil tanker, earlier arrested by the EFCC. The illegal oil vessel was caught while off-loading products into a Tank Farm housed in the premises of NEPAS Limited in the Iwofe area of Port Harcourt.
Amadi, desperate to destroy the evidence offered by the registered name of the vessel, attempted to bribe operatives of the EFCC. He reportedly offered them a bribe of N26,000( Twenty Six Thousand Naira only) which was turned down by the operatives. He was subsequently arrested and taken into custody until investigations are concluded on the matter.
It would be recalled that the EFCC on Wednesday, November 30, 2016
arrested an oil vessel off-loading products suspected to be Automated Gas Oil, AGO, along Eagle Island in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The vessel: H.W. BECHMAN, an oil tanker, with Registration Number: 4014030, was caught off-loading products into a Tank Farm housed in the premises of NEPAS Limited in the Iwofe area of Port Harcourt. It was the first- ever oil vessel interception made by the EFCC since its inception.
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