Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from the Port Harcourt Zonal Office have arrested 11 suspects accused of illegal oil bunkering in Rivers State.
According to a statement on Tuesday, the suspects were arrested based on intelligence obtained by the EFCC, concerning their alleged involvement in the illegal act.
The suspects are Adinadu Chinonso, Chinedu Okoh, Paul Ejiofo, Christian Nweke, Nnaji Chidinma, and Donatus Nnamani along on ÑPA Road, Port Harcourt, last Friday.
The other suspects including Francis Ezeakalam, Uchenna Asiegbu, Uchenna Okah, Ibrahim Olapade and Ndidi Akuneho were arrested at the same location on Sunday.
The EFFC operatives recovered items from the suspects including three Mack trucks without any registration number, one Volkswagen bus and one Nissan car.
“The trucks were fully loaded with products suspected to be illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil, while the remaining two vehicles were loaded with cellophane bags containing same products.
“The suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded,” the statement said.