21 Arrested In Three Months Over Illegal Bunkering, Crude Oil Theft In Bayelsa – NSCDC

Authorities of the Bayelsa State Command of the Nigerian Security
and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has confirmed that a total number of
twenty-one suspects were in last three months arrested over alleged
involvement in cases of illegal bunkering, oil theft and pipeline
vandalism in some parts of the State.
Eyes of Lagos gathers that,The
Commandant of the Bayelsa Command of the NSCDC, Christiana
Abiakam-Omanu said though some of the cases are pending at the Federal
High Court due to some months of inactivity on legal proceedings, the
command is expecting to secure convictions based on diligent
investigation and power of evidence. 
Christiana Abiakam-Omanu, made this known on Thursday during a courtesy
call on her by the Executive members of the Federated Correspondent
Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ)  led by the Chairman,
Comrade Kola Oredipe.
Abiakam-Omanu, said the successes recorded despite some noticeable
challenges have not dettered the command from consolidating on the
achievements of past heads of the command, “we have not replied on our
few weaknesses but relied our might as an institution. “
Omani however commended the media practitioners in the state,
particularly members of the Federated Correspondent Chapel, for the
partnership and positive collaboration as a critical stakeholder in the
fight against the core mandate of the command. 
She noted that more collaboration is needed from the media organisations to fight oil theft and illegal oil bunckering. 
in his speech, the Chairman of the Federated Correspondent Chapel,
Comrade Kola Oredipe, commended the NSCDC command for the successes
recorded in the last three months under the command of Commandant 
Christiana Abiakam-Omanu.

also informed the NSCDC command of the annual lecture series initiated
by the Federated Correspondent Chapel to contribute to the Bayelsa
polity as a stakeholder and this year lecture is titled “The Quest for a
People’s Governor:A case for Bayelsa State” slated for 20th of
December, 2018 and to be attended by dignitaries including the former
President Goodluck Jonathan, the Bayelsa Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson
among others

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