Nigeria: Four pirates, bandits arrested in Ondo waterways


A private security outfit, on Tuesday arrested four people involved in sea piracy and robbery on the high sea in Ondo State and handed them over to the Joint Task Force operating in the state.

The suspects, were said to have been tormenting the people of the coastal communities of the state.

Those arrested by the outfit, according to the spokesperson for the outfit, Mr. Molos Ebi, were Samuel Odigbo, Bewereweigha Eligbe, Dinba Michael and Love Okugbe.

Our correspondent gathered that the suspects were apprehended at Arogbo-Ijaw junction, Omeleita, by men of the security outfit guarding the coastal communities of the state.

Ebi told journalists that the people were arrested while coming from Delta State, where they had gone to operate.

He said, “The two men from Delta state had earlier been involved in an operation between Delta and Bayelsa states, where they had robbed innocent people of their valuables.

“The people specialise in sea piracy, robbing people of their valuables including money, speed boats and boat engines.”

Ebi also explained that two of the boys from Delta State were the main culprits, while Okugbe usually bought stolen goods from them and Michael was their informant.

“The suspects had been handed over to the JTF in the state for further action. Our organisation is ready to rid the waterways in the state of criminality,” he added.


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