Pirates, Oil Thieves Threatening Lives

NIMASA boss claims lack of prosecutions leaves staff at risk.

Nigeria: Pirates, Oil Thieves Threatening Our Lives – NIMASA Boss

By Godfrey Bivbere

DIRECTOR General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Patrick Akpobolokemi, has said that the lives of officals of the agency are being threatened by pirates and oil thieves who have escaped prosecution.

He said that the inability of the judiciary to prosecute people involved in piracy and oil stealing has emboldened suspects to become threat to the lives of officials of the agency engaged in the fight against piracy and oil theft along the nation’s waterways.

Akpobolokemi, who disclosed this while speaking at the 6th Strategic Admiralty Law Seminar for Judges in Lagos, said that on several occasions those caught with weapons in the act of piracy or oil theft and handed over to the relevant government agency for persecution, walk out free few hours later.

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Source: allafrica.com

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