Nigerian pirates fool Naval Command
The curious case of the MV Gare and MT Kerala.
MV-GARE Piracy Scandal : How Sea Pirates Hoodwinked Naval Command
…Nigerian Navy Denies Involvement
BEVERLY HILLS, July 28, (THEWILL) – Indications have emerged that the Ondo State Command of the Nigerian Navy was allegedly hoodwinked by sea pirates to release 11 naval personnel in March to purportedly escort MV-GARE allegedly arrested in a messy piracy scandal in Escravos, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State.
The revelation, THEWILL gathered, is contrary to claims that the Naval personnel were allegedly involved in the alleged piracy incident which happened in January on an international ship, MT KERALA , allegedly hijacked by sea pirates in Angola.
Investigations by our correspondent revealed that MV-GARE had allegedly ‘committed the crime’ in January when it apparently applied for the Naval personnel in March to ferry the tug-boat back to Warri before it was arrested by men of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Delta in Escravos following intelligence report.
The Commanding Officer, NNS Delta, Captain Musa Gemu, who dismissed allegations that naval personnel from the Warri naval-base were allegedly fingered in the MV-GARE scandal, told our correspondent that the navy personnel onboard the vessel when it was arrested in Escrovos by his men were only ‘deceived’ in Ondo State where the tug-boat was operating after the January incident.
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