The Uyo Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday took custody of two suspected illegal petroleum products dealers: Godtime Edet Bassey (50yrs) and Edet Asuquo (43yrs), from the Nigerian Navy Ship, Forward Operating Base, Ibaka, Akwa Ibom state.
The suspects were handed over by Lieutenant Commander S.I. Olowookere along with a wooden boat and 6000 litres of product suspected to be Premium Motor Spirit, stored in 20 plastic drums.
Receiving the suspects and exhibits from the Navy, the Uyo Zonal Commander of the EFCC, ACE Nwanneka Nwokike, represented by Ekpenyong Effiong, thanked the Navy for partnering with the Commission in the fight against economic crimes.
The suspects were arrested aboard a wooden boat on September 20, 2021, during a routine patrol along Effiat Creek, Ibaka, while conveying the drums containing the petroleum product to Bakassi.
The suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded, the Commission said.