NSCDC Nabs Oil Theft Ring Leader


The Nigerian Security and
Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), in Akwa Ibom State has arrested one Romanio Effiong in connection with the seized 80 drums of products suspected to be Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) by Nigerian Navy.
The Tide gathered that the suspect, Mr Effiong was among the key suspects of illegal oil activities around Niger Delta with his strong hold in Cameroun.
It was further learnt that the Akwa Ibom command of the NSCDC, was still on the trail of the remaining suspects as  to ascertain their connection with another 54 drums of PMs.
The commandant of NSCDC, Mr Pedro Ideba, had earlier named one Fabian Alaba as the likely owner of the remaining 54 drums of PMs, adding that the command was planning to track down the other suspects.
It would be recalled that NNS Jubilee, Ikot Abasi had on January 3, 2014 arrested four Cameroonians and three Nigerians for smuggling 134 drums of products suspected to be PMs to Cameroun.
The NSCDC boss, announced last Thursday that Effiong’s arrest was made possible through a high intelligence group of the command as well as other security operatives.
The Tide also gathered that the matter has been charged to count.
He has promised Nigerians that his men will stop at nothing to ensure that the nation enjoys best quality of petroleum products.