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Court bonds make fight against oil theft difficult – Nigerian Navy

By: Bolaji Ogundele

The Nigerian Navy has lamented the negative effect of unbridled granting of court bonds to offending oil vessel, noting they are impeding fight against oil theft.

Commander of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Delta, Commodore Ibrahim Dewu, who spoke while handing a vessel arrested with illegal oil consignment arrested around the Escravos Bar, over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said criminals are now taking advantage of what they consider a legal loophole.

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