On Tuesday, 1st of November ,one Nigerian and three Cameroonians were arrested and paraded before journalists by the Commanding Officer, Siyanbade Adedokun, at the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS), Forward Operation Base, Ibaka in Mbo Local Government area of Akwa Ibom State.
The suspects Kokah Ekema, 38, Money Francis, 27, Nako Otto, 25, and Who-knows Nya are reported to have been arrested with 66 drums of petrol suspected to have been stolen and a Cotonou wooden boat equipped with two 40 horsepower outboard engines.
Mr. Adedokun attributed the success of their achievement to the constant patrol of the nation’s waterways and creeks. He also said that those were strategic places that needed frequent policing in order to keep miscreants away from our country.
He handed the suspects over to the Akwa Ibom Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC.
The NSCDC stated that it would investigate and prosecute accordingly.
Written by Okolo Ezinne