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Four Oil Thieves Bag 120 Years Imprisonment

Justice Agatha A. Okeke of the Federal High Court sitting in Lafia, Nasarawa State on Monday, March 6, 2017 convicted and sentenced four suspected members of an oil syndicate Olusegun Gbenga, Yusuf Muhammed, Abass Auwal and Olanipekun Olagoke to 10years imprisonment on each of the 12-count charge of oil theft preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The convicts, on arraignment pleaded not guilty, but upon diligent prosecution by the EFCC, they were found guilty and sentenced.

In view of this argument, Justice Okeke, who had earlier wanted the EFCC to formally apply to the court for the forfeiture of the products, thereafter, ordered the EFCC to evacuate the crude oil and return same to the NNPC, while the truck be forfeited to the Federal Government.

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