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Court Jails 6 Foreigners 7years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt (photos) by 9jaBlogger: 9:12pm On Nov 23, 2020
Court Jails Six Foreigners Seven Years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt

Justice J.K Omotosho of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced six foreigners and a Nigerian to seven years imprisonment for oil theft.

They were jailed on Monday, November 23, 2020 after three years of diligent prosecution by the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The foreigners are two Pakistanis: Mohammed Ejaz, Nasser Khan; two Ukranians: Oleksandr Nazarenko, Oleksandr Kashernvi; one Ghanaian: Romeo Annang, and one Indonesian: Fredrik Fatin Omenu. Their Nigerian counterpart: David Otuohi bagged same jail term with them.
The convicts were arraigned on Tuesday, 21 November, 2017, alongside three other foreigners and another Nigerian for oil theft. The other three foreigners Victor Mikpayi (Beninois ), Francis Ahorlu and Kwesi Attah( Ghanaians), and Victor Azebiri( Nigerian) were discharged and acquitted by the court.

They were all docked alongside a company: Asztral Shipping Corporation SA, and a Vessel, MT. TECNE( a.k.a MT STAR), on four count charges bordering on conspiracy, dealing in petroleum products without a licence and tampering with oil pipelines.

Count one of the charge read: “that you Victor Azebiri, David Otuhohi, Mohammed Ejaz, Naseer Khan, Oleksandr Nazarenko, Oleksandr Kashernvi, Romeo Annang, Francis Ahorlu, Kwesi Attah, Victor Mikpayi, Frederik Fatin Omenu, Astral Shipping Corporation SA, MT TECNE a.k.a MT STAR (Vessel), Peter Ala (at large), David Ogoma, a.k.a Ambassador (at large) and others now at large, on or about the 20th and/or 25th day of April, 2017 at Escravos within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit: distribute, deal in, or with petroleum product without appropriate licence and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 3(6) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act CAP M17 of the Revised Edition (Laws of the Federation of Nigeria) 2007 and Punishable under Section 1(17) of the same Act”.

Another count charge read “that you Victor Azebiri, David Otuhohi, Mohammed Ejaz, Naseer Khan, Oleksandr Nazarenko, Oleksandr Kashernvi, Romeo Annang, Francis Ahorlu, Kwesi Attah, Victor Mikpayi, Frederik Fatin Omenu, Astral Shipping Corporation SA, MT TECNE a.k.a MT STAR (Vessel), Peter Ala (At large), David Ogoma, a.k.a Ambassador (at large) and others now at large, on or about the 25th day of April, 2017 at Escravos within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did without appropriate authority or licence distribute, deal in, or with petroleum product to wit:1905.836 cubic litres of crude oil conveyed in a vessel christened “MT TECNE” (VESSEL) and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(17) (a) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act CAP M17 of the Revised Edition (Laws of the Federation of Nigeria) 2007 and Punishable under Section 1(17) of the same Act”.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were read to them.
Their pleas prepared grounds for their trial by the EFCC, whcih for three years presented evidence and witnesses that testified against the defendants in court.

In his judgment on Monday, Justice Omotosho found the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 11th defendants guilty of all the four- count charges and sentenced them to seven years imprisonment with an option of fine of N2,000,000( Two Million Naira only) each, while the 1st, 8th, 9th and 10th defendants were discharged and acquitted on the ground that " they were not linked to the commission of the crime". The sentences run concurrently from their date of arraignment.

The company involved in the crime: Asztral Shipping Corporation SA was wound up by the court while the vessel carrying the offensive crude oil: MT TECNE , a.k.a MT STAR( Vessel) was forfeited to the Federal Government.
The suspected oil thieves ran into troubled waters when their ship was intercepted by the NNS DELTA on 25 April, 2017 at Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Afremo ‘A’ Terminal, South East of Escravos in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, for illegal loading of petroleum products suspected to be crude oil. The crew members connived with Victor Azeberi (the 1st defendant); one Peter Ala and David Ogoma (AKA) Ambassador, who are now at large, to siphon about 1905.836 cubic litres of crude oil. The ship had no clearance from relevant Nigerian maritime agencies to navigate in Nigerian waters and all the foreign crew on board the ship had no valid documents to enter Nigeria.

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Re: Court Jails 6 Foreigners 7years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt (photos) by 9jaBlogger: 9:13pm On Nov 23, 2020

Re: Court Jails 6 Foreigners 7years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt (photos) by Yenefer(f): 9:15pm On Nov 23, 2020
Just give them small amount of crude oil and send them away with warning. For the sake of foreign policy. Focus on Ala and David Ogoma (AKA) Ambassador, who are now at large, to siphon about 1905.836 cubic litres of crude oil. free Victor Azebiri and he will take u to them

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Re: Court Jails 6 Foreigners 7years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt (photos) by Damikjay: 9:15pm On Nov 23, 2020
OK good
How many years will dey jail wicked thieves stealing nnpc money and also wicked politician chopping fuel money

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Re: Court Jails 6 Foreigners 7years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt (photos) by IamRichards: 9:17pm On Nov 23, 2020
Only 7 Am hugely disappointed undecided

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Re: Court Jails 6 Foreigners 7years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt (photos) by Golan007: 9:18pm On Nov 23, 2020
That green be like the one wey Kemi Olunloyo wear that time.

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Re: Court Jails 6 Foreigners 7years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt (photos) by inoki247: 9:20pm On Nov 23, 2020
I see Rohr for dere shocked shocked shocked


No wonder our boys the play rubbish lately so na EFCC custody our Coach dey....

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Re: Court Jails 6 Foreigners 7years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt (photos) by NwaNimo1(m): 9:22pm On Nov 23, 2020
OUK was sentenced to 12 years...and served 6 months sad

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Re: Court Jails 6 Foreigners 7years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt (photos) by Ever8090: 9:23pm On Nov 23, 2020
Damikjay:
OK good
How many years will dey jail wicked thieves stealing nnpc money and also wicked politician chopping fuel money
yes politicians should be jail...but what is your point exactly,as regards to this post?..

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Re: Court Jails 6 Foreigners 7years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt (photos) by omowolewa: 9:26pm On Nov 23, 2020
The judge must have been courageous. He must have resisted temptation

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Re: Court Jails 6 Foreigners 7years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt (photos) by AgencyReport: 9:47pm On Nov 23, 2020
Wonderful
Re: Court Jails 6 Foreigners 7years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt (photos) by Micheal250: 10:40pm On Nov 23, 2020
9ja court Don get mind like this
still waiting to hear the prob against some Nigeria politician

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Re: Court Jails 6 Foreigners 7years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt (photos) by puremaker7(m): 11:04pm On Nov 23, 2020
See weitin Trump has caused, ordinary Nigeria jailing Orange face people

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Re: Court Jails 6 Foreigners 7years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt (photos) by slawormiir: 7:34am On Nov 24, 2020
Damnnn niggarrrr
Isoright
Re: Court Jails 6 Foreigners 7years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt (photos) by Enudapan: 7:34am On Nov 24, 2020
Nah eh! No qualms
This is so unsophisticated

Jail the mudafucking asholes

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Re: Court Jails 6 Foreigners 7years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt (photos) by gospelpen(f): 7:35am On Nov 24, 2020
E no go pass 6 months.
Re: Court Jails 6 Foreigners 7years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt (photos) by NaijaOlosho(f): 7:35am On Nov 24, 2020
These white must have seen hell being inside a Nigerian Prison grin

They will be praying to God for the 7 years to come fast and full of regrets now grin

What on earth is worse than Nigerian prisons
?? cheesy

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Re: Court Jails 6 Foreigners 7years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt (photos) by DragonFire442: 7:35am On Nov 24, 2020
7 years Jail sentence With an option of a fine of 2 million naira

That is like saying, pay 12 million naira and let’s kill the matter.

Funny Judgement

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Re: Court Jails 6 Foreigners 7years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt (photos) by Daddario: 7:35am On Nov 24, 2020
Arrrg
Re: Court Jails 6 Foreigners 7years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt (photos) by BruncleZuma: 7:36am On Nov 24, 2020
grin grin grin grin

Send them to the gold mines
Re: Court Jails 6 Foreigners 7years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt (photos) by updatechange(m): 7:37am On Nov 24, 2020
Abeg maake them free them jare... After all our politicians are doing worse right before our faces and still rubbing it on us.
Re: Court Jails 6 Foreigners 7years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt (photos) by CoRnelea: 7:37am On Nov 24, 2020
They will soon release them
Re: Court Jails 6 Foreigners 7years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt (photos) by jericco1(m): 7:37am On Nov 24, 2020
I no say no be better country citizens

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Re: Court Jails 6 Foreigners 7years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt (photos) by OlawaleBammie(m): 7:37am On Nov 24, 2020
i even tot shevchenko was among

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Re: Court Jails 6 Foreigners 7years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt (photos) by AFULA(m): 7:37am On Nov 24, 2020
okay
Re: Court Jails 6 Foreigners 7years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt (photos) by GraphicsProJo(m): 7:37am On Nov 24, 2020
E
Re: Court Jails 6 Foreigners 7years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt (photos) by motionarena: 7:38am On Nov 24, 2020
How does 7 years sentence equate to a 2m fine option

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Re: Court Jails 6 Foreigners 7years For Oil Theft In Port Harcourt (photos) by Ugaboy: 7:38am On Nov 24, 2020
Since they are foreigners they will be released...this just news

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