12 oil thieves jailed in Lagos

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Monday sentenced 12 men to six years imprisonment each for dealing in 600,000 litres of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) without lawful authority.

The convicts were arraigned on four- count charge of conspiracy, dealing in diesel without lawful authority and forgery by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in October 2015.

Those convicted were – Christopher Okorie, John Mbah, Tammy Bami, Osi Prince, Chukwuji Festus, Kabiru Adeyemo, Ayannubi Moses, Sopuruchukwu Chukwudi, Obinna Ebu, Abdullahi Oyelade, Charles Ubey and Achia Vincent.

They were docked alongside their vessel, MV PSV DEBY, and two companies – Phonic Marine Services Limited and Banquet Chambers Nigeria Limited.

Justice Mohammed Idris convicted the men on all the charges.

On the first two charges, the judge sentenced each accused person to five years jail term, while they were sentenced to six years imprisonment each on counts three and four.



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