Navy to prosecute officials involved in oil theft

By Ann Godwin

THE Nigerian Navy yesterday declared total war against oil theft, warning that any naval personnel assisting or participating in the theft would be arrested and prosecuted.

The new Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral. Atiku Abdulkadir who gave the warning during an inspection tour of naval formations and units in Onne, Rivers State, said there won’t be any hiding place for any personnel found wanting.

Abdulkadir, who stressed that the navy was doing everything possible to detect officers and ratings involved in corrupt practices, said: “We must take cognizance of the fact that in every environment, there are likely to be a few bad eggs and as such, the navy is currently taking measures to spot corrupt officials.

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