Oil Theft: JTF arrests vessel, crew members in Rivers


The MV Ofuoma and members of its crew were arrested by the Joint Task Force Operation Delta Safe (OPDS) for allegedly transporting illegally processed petroleum products.

The Nigerian Navy Ship Pathfinder made the arrest at the Abonnema Jetty in Port Harcourt.

The OPDS Commander, Rear Admiral Olusegun Ferreira, represented by the Component Commander OPDS, Commodore John Siyanbade, disclosed this in Bayelsa State.

The commander added that MV Ofuoma was arrested on August 15 and the vessel is being used as a storage facility for illegally refined oil products.

He also gave an assurance that the OPDS will continue in its mandate of eradicating crude oil theft in the country.