The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has received a vessel from the Nigerian Navy that was carrying five suspects and an unknown amount of diesel (EFCC).
Lt.-Cdr. Clement Ayogu, the Base Operation Officer of the Nigerian Navy Ship Victory (NNSV), gave Mr. Inainfe Young-Inainfe, an Assistant Superintendent of the EFCC from the Uyo zone, control of the ship and the suspects.
The suspects, according to the Navy, include a Venezuelan and four Nigerians.
According to Ayogu, the handover was carried out on behalf of Commodore Ifeanyi Okpala, Commander of the NNSV, in accordance with instructions from Rear Adm. Ibrahim Dewu, Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Naval Command.
The Navy launched “Operation Dakatar Da Barawo” to combat illegal immigration, he said, adding that the arrest was made in connection with that operation.