IGP confirms seizure of 123 stolen oil vessels

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba has confirmed that his Special Task Force on Petroleum and Illegal Bunkering (IGP-STFPIB) charged with the responsibility of tackling the specialised crimes has confiscated 123 oil vessels comprising tankers, lorries, barges, buses, lorries and other vehicles.
Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba has confirmed that his Special Task Force on Petroleum and Illegal Bunkering (IGP-STFPIB) charged with the responsibility of tackling the specialised crimes has confiscated 123 oil vessels comprising tankers, lorries, barges, buses, lorries and other vehicles.

The unit, he said, has also seized 1,301,020 liters of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO), 135,000 liters of crude oil, 4,900 liters of premium motor spirit (PMS) and 45,000 liters of engine oil.

The Force, the police boss said, has 52 cases under prosecution nationwide.

Baba reiterated that his administration is committed to continuously developing improved capacity of its officers through practical training, and acquiring top-notch investigative and operational assets to sustain the fight against oil theft and other crimes capable of sabotaging the country’s economy.

The IGP buttressed this while briefing the Senate Ad-hoc Committee to Investigate Oil Lifting, Theft and the Impact on Petroleum Production and Oil Revenues via a report on the activities of the IGP Special Task Force on Petroleum and Illegal Bunkering.

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