The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Port Harcourt has announced the arrest of twelve (12) suspected illegal oil dealers and five oil tankers.

The commission in a statement on its Facebook page said the suspects were arrested at the Nigeria Port Authority’s (NPA) premises, Onne, Rivers State on Tuesday.

It identified the suspects as Sunday Ogbuji; Okereke Henry; Chijoke Sunday Sunshine; Anayo Egwatu; Nnana Jonah; Tambari Doneh; Atoyebi Taye; Baba Emmanuel; Chigoze Ikemefula; Uba Promise, Ekibor Ekele and Ikechukwu Christian.

The EFCC said they were arrested alongside five oil tankers with registration Numbers: DEG 54 XS; BND 401 ZN; BGM 140 XA, UGH 553 XR and AKD 238 XS.

It added that the suspects would be charged to court soon

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