NSCDC Prosecute 33 Suspected Oil Vandals in Abia

The Commander, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Abia, Dr Benito Eze, on Saturday, said 33 suspected pipeline vandals and oil bunkerers were presently facing prosecution at the Federal High Court, Umuahia, Abia State.
Eze made this disclosure while parading two suspected oil bunkerers in in the state capital.
He added that the suspects, Charles Nwachukwu (45) and Ayo Banjo (32), were arrested on Friday at the Aba end of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, following a tip off.
He noted that they were arrested while conveying blue gas in a 2000-capacity MAN Diesel truck with Reg. No. Plateau: LGT 458 XA.
The commander further said that the command secured eight convictions from June 2015 to date and the convicts were presently serving various jail terms in different prisons in the state.
Eze said, “we do not have any challenge with prosecution because the judiciary is collaborating with us to ensure that our cases did not suffer undue delay.
“We are committed to accomplish our core mandate of protecting pipelines and government infrastructure.
“We will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to apprehend and bring suspects to book”, he added.

Author: News Editor

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