Navy Officers Invade Police Station, Beat Up Sergeant In Delta

Navy Officers Invade Police Station, Beat Up Sergeant In Delta

By Wires Editor | The Trent on March 16, 2023
Ayomide Babatunde, Gbenga Babatunde
Nigerian Police

Personnel of the Nigerian Navy ship, NNS Delta on Friday, March 10, 2023, invaded the Enerhen Divisional Police Station in Uvwie Local Government Area and beat up a police sergeant simply identified as Kingsley.

The incident which occurred at 7:30 am caused serious tension as the area was rocked by sporadic gunshots, forcing owners of commercial shops to quickly shut down while residents taking their children to schools or going to work, fled home.

Details as to what led to the alleged invasion were still sketchy at the time of this report, but Daily Post learnt that a newly commissioned officer attached to the NNS Delta in Warri allegedly led other navy officers to the police station to set free a colleague earlier arrested by policemen.

Normalcy has since been restored in the area.

NNS Delta, Warri, Base Operations Officer, Navy Commander Samuel Musa, did not respond to calls or text messages sent to his phone.

Similarly, policemen at the station kept mum over the incident.

Meanwhile, DAILY POST learnt that the navy personnel involved in the alleged invasion of the police station and beating of the police sergeant have been arrested while investigation into the cause of the infraction is in full swing.

Navy Personnel Kidnapped In Anambra

A rating of the Nigerian Navy, OSFM Ibrahim, has been kidnapped by along the Anambra State axis by gunmen.

Ibrahim, PRNigeria gathered, was abducted on his way back to Port Harcourt, on Sunday, November 13, 2022.

He was said to be returning to the Rivers State capital after visiting his sick mother.

According to a highly-placed naval source, Ibrahim is presently serving at the Nigerian Navy Primary School Borokiri, until his abduction by the gunmen.

The source told PRNigeria: “OSFM Ibrahim went on compassionate leave to visit his sick mother and on his way back to Portharcourt along the Anambra axis, the vehicle was intercepted by members of the IPOB/ESN members. They were interrogated one after the other and their luggage searched.

“Osfm Ibrahim a x22553 luggage had a new camouflage uniform and boot. His phone was also searched and pictures of him in uniform were discovered. He was said to have been taken away to an undisclosed location.

“The said rating was on his way back to Portharcourt on Sunday the 13 Nov 22 when the vehicle developed a fault and was made to sleep over on the road, upon the repair, the vehicle decided to pass through the southeastern axis when they ought to know that Monday sit at home is in force in that region. All efforts to rescue him are ongoing as the bio in Onitsha has been informed for assistance in tracking the whereabouts of the abducted rating.

Contacted, Commodore Adedotun Olukayode Ayo-Vaughan, naval spokesperson, confirmed the incident to PRNigeria.

He, however, assured that their personnel, together with operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, have swung into action, in a bid to ensure OSFM Ibrahim’s safe and quick release.

EFCC Quizzes 22 Suspected Oil Thieves Arrested By Navy In Port Harcourt

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is questioning 22 suspected oil thieves arrested in Port Harcourt, the Rivers capital.

They were intercepted by the Nigerian Navy, along with vessel MT. TIS IV, over alleged illegal dealing in petroleum products.

The suspects were apprehended by Nigerian Naval Ship, NNS, Soroh under Naval Base Camp Porbeni along Akassa Rivers in Bayelsa on December 6, 2021.

The EFCC took the suspects into custody on January 7, 2022, a statement on Monday by the spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said.

Their names: Levi Jonathan, Eze Kenneth, Enemari Peter James, Sunday Ereku, Emmanuel Ogbonna, Timi Amos, Fatai Kareem, Chuks Egbo, Tony Atawo and Saviour Martin.

Others are Yoosu Alex, Isac Iboro, Bassey Okon, Kingsley Edet, Taye Poto, Saturday Sobere, Alfred Atiemie, Owei Ibolo, Felix Onome, Odus Osita, Etim Edet, and Mudashird Tarheed.

Navy Commander P. E. Effah handed them over to the EFCC. He recalled that at the time of arrest, the vessel was laden with about 700,000 litres of product believed to be illegally sourced crude oil.

“Both the vessel and the suspects were remanded at Brass for safekeeping and preliminary investigations”, Effah said.

Anthony Mark, an EFCC assistant superintendent, thanked the Navy and promised a diligent probe and possible prosecution of persons found culpable.

Source: Daily Post


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