Rivers Civil servant ‘aiding’ oil theft to face trial

A Rivers State civil servant accused of aiding crude bunkering will be queried, before facing police prosecution.

Nyesome Wike, the state governor,  directed the state’s head of service to query the accused, identified as Temple Amakiri.


Amakiri, is a director in the ministry of energy.

“Furthermore, the following persons who have been identified as kingpins of bunkering and illegal crude oil refining activities in their communities have been declared wanted and directed to report themselves to the State Police Command, to whom we have already passed their details to,” Wike was quoted as saying.


The governor blamed some persons for the soot air pollutant in the state. He therefore declared the affected persons wanted.


They are as follows: Azubike Amadi, OSPAC Commander, Ogbogoro community and Chairman of Akpor Central OSPAC; India, of Rumuolumeni community and Chairman of Oil bunkering Association in Akpor kingdom; Okey, who is in charge of Oil bunkering in Rumupareli.


The others are Anderson, who is in charge of oil bunkering activities in Ogbogoro community; Amadi Gift of Ogbogoro community; Azeruowa of Ogbogoro community; and Kingsley Egbula, also of Ogbogoro community.


“Also declared wanted for oil bunkering in Isiokpo community are Kemkom Azubike, Mezu Wabali, Chigozi Amadi, Opurum Owhondah,  Bakasi Obodo, Opus, Galaxi Mas, Chioma, Ogondah, Soldier, Chefo, and Nkasi.


“We have also identified those behind illegal bunkering activities in Okrika communities, Port Harcourt Township, Rivers South-East and Rivers South-West Senatorial Districts and their names would be soon published and declared wanted, if they fail to voluntarily report to the police,” said the governor.


The governor asked residents of the state to report those involved in illegal crude oil refining and other illegal activities to the task forces set up at the state and local government levels for immediate action.

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