EFCC Arrests 14 Foreigners For Oil Bunkering



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned 14 foreigners for oil bunkering and other illegal oil deals.

The suspects were alleged to have committed the offence on March 27, 2015, by illegally dealing in 1,500 metric tons of Automated Gas Oil as well as 3,035 metric tons of Low Pour Fuel Oil.

The accused persons include citizens of Russia, Ukraine, Japan and the United Kingdom.

They were identified as Artur Pakhladzhian, Sergo Abbgarian, Vasily Shkundich, Vitaliy Bilours, Hlarion Teofilo Regipor, Laguta Oleksiy and Cadavis Gerarado.

Others are Kretov Andry, Badurian Benjamin, Chepikov Olksan, Naranjo Allian Antero, Patro Christian, Alcayde Joel and Caratiquit Michael Beyan.

They were arraigned, along with their companies, on a four-count charge which they pleaded not guilty to.

The accused persons are currently being remanded in prison custody on the orders of a Federal High Court in Lagos State pending the continued hearing of the case on June 17, 18 and 19.



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