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The MT TECNE, suspected of carrying crude oil, was arrested by the navy and turned over to the EFCC in Delta

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The MT TECHNE, suspected of transporting 1,905,836 metric tons of stolen crude oil, was turned over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by the Nigerian Navy Ship NNS Delta.

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At the NNS Delta Jetty in Warri, Delta State, Commodore Chindo Usman Yahaya, Commander, NNS Delta, officially over command of the ship to the EFCC.

On April 25, 2017, the Navy apprehended the ship for illegally bunkering, according to Commodore Yahaya.

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Executive Officer of the NNS Delta, Captain Solomon Paul, spoke on behalf of Commodore Yahaya, who was not present, saying, “The preliminary investigation report on the arrest of the vessel revealed that at the time of arrest, the vessel had about 1,905,836MT of alleged stolen crude oil.”

Thus, the ship was turned over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for prosecution,” said Commodore Yahaya.

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In light of the court’s mandate, Naval Headquarters ordered the removal of the merchandise documented by Document A and the release of the vessel documented by Document B.

Lawan Ado, of the EFCC’s Port Harcourt Court Office, expeditiously transferred ownership of the MT TECNE to Adetokunbor Arowojolu, of Showboy Integrated Company Limited.

After a fruitful investigation, we were able to secure the forfeiture,” Ado told reporters. The buyer, Showboy Integrated Company Limited, was the result of an auction.

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