The Nigerian Navy Ship, NNS Delta, Monday rearrested and handed over a vessel (MV SKYE) laden with five hundred and twenty four metric tonnes of illegal products to officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,EFCC, for investigation and prosecution.
Handing over the vessel, the Commander NNS Delta, Commander Ibrahim Dewu said nine crew members were also arrested on board with the vessel at the Escravos bar in Warri South-West Local Government Area.
Cdr. Dewu disclosed that the vessel was arrested by the Joint Task Force (Operation Delta Safe) in 2014 and was handed over and tried by the EFCC for the offence.
“However, the vessel was released on bond by a Court in Port-Harcourt and Operation Delta Safe released this vessel with about 388 metric tonnes of products, crude oil on board,” he said.
Cdr Dewu said part of the problems the Navy faces was that vessels hide under bonds to commit illegal activities. “This vessel has been arrested this month and it will be handed over to EFCC for further investigations and possible prosecutions,” he added.
Source: Daily Post