Three Indians Bag 15yrs jail for Illegal Bunkering in Bayelsa

Published On: May 15, 2014, 10:16 am (6 years ago)
Author: Giwa bayo
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A Federal High Court sitting in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State, has sentenced to 15 years imprisonment, three Indian nationals, over their involvement in illegal oil theft on the waterways of Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
The three convicts are Sahleh Kumar Singh, (Captain of the vessel), Chadrashekar Sharma and Ajay Bhatiya, owner of the vessel MT Akshay, still at large.
The convicts were arrested by men of the Nigerian Navy aboard a ship MT Akshay formerly known as Wine Trader owned by Krishna Shipping Inc, Mainstream Charlestown Nevis and operated by Veesham Shipping Inc., a tanker crew of 10 Indians and two Nigerians and 157,822 litres of product suspected to be stolen crude oil.
The tanker was also alleged not to have been listed in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Tanker Nomination Schedule and did not have Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Bunkering Permit nor the Joint Task Force, JFT, Operation Pulo Shield certificate of registration for vessels engaged in the movement of crude oil.
The convicted Indians, who were among 12 suspected oil thieves, including eight other Indians, one Ghanaian and a Nigerian arrested aboard MT Akshay were prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
According to EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Mr.Wilson Uwajeren, the Indian nationals were arraigned on a two-count charge on January 22, 2013 before Justice Lambo Akanbi.
Justice Akanbi, in his judgment, found the first two accused persons alongside the owner of the vessel (who is still at large) guilty on count one which borders on conspiracy, and convicted them accordingly.
The other accused persons Dharmaraj Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Nimesh Kodi Parambil, Ashraf Ali, Sanjeev Kumar, Sarbjot Singh, Arvind Kumar Bhardwaj, Gagan Kumar, Dele Johnson Olayemi and Benneth Egbegi, were discharged and acquitted on the two counts preferred against them by the EFCC.
However, the court was silent on the vessel, and it’s content.


Posted: (6 years ago) on 15-05-2014 10:16 AM | Hero
Good....make good examples out of them.
Atleast.....by the time they're out.....they would've learned all Nigerian dialects.
Posted: (6 years ago) on 15-05-2014 10:29 AM | Hero
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They wld eat uncooked watery beans in prison till they start speaking in tongues. If they had caught nigerians doing such in their country,they wld hve killed them straight off.
Posted: (6 years ago) on 15-05-2014 10:36 AM | Gistmaniac
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Very good!!!
Posted: (6 years ago) on 15-05-2014 10:38 AM | Upcoming
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But these indeans get mind oooooo,well good job on EFCC.
Posted: (6 years ago) on 15-05-2014 10:43 AM | Newbie
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Dats good but I hope they will not release those wicked later. If na their country na death straight.
Posted: (6 years ago) on 15-05-2014 10:44 AM | Addicted Hero
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Quote from: winace on 15-05-2014 10:44 AM
Dats good but I hope they will not release those wicked indians later. If na their country na death straight.
Posted: (6 years ago) on 15-05-2014 10:45 AM | Addicted Hero
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Gud
Posted: (6 years ago) on 15-05-2014 10:55 AM | Gistmaniac
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Atleast.....by the time they're out.....they would've learned all Nigerian dialects.
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Posted: (6 years ago) on 15-05-2014 12:21 PM | Gistmaniac
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Just 15years when na death sentence for dem place. Mtcheeeeeew
Posted: (6 years ago) on 15-05-2014 01:09 PM | Hero
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Posted: (6 years ago) on 15-05-2014 02:53 PM | Newbie
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just 15..e too small na..why not life..MY GOD...see how my oil dey go down..
Posted: (6 years ago) on 15-05-2014 03:34 PM | Addicted Hero
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them go pay their way out soon..abi no be naija again..
Posted: (6 years ago) on 15-05-2014 03:37 PM | Addicted Hero
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Very Good
Posted: (6 years ago) on 15-05-2014 04:35 PM | Hero
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proly proly (f)
kkk
Posted: (6 years ago) on 15-05-2014 05:02 PM | Hero
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: (6 years ago) on 15-05-2014 06:18 PM | Addicted Hero
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15yrs is too small
Posted: (6 years ago) on 15-05-2014 06:26 PM | Gistmaniac
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People wey our yeye police go release tomorrow if those India flash them some dollar change
Posted: (6 years ago) on 15-05-2014 06:40 PM | Addicted Hero
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: (6 years ago) on 15-05-2014 07:06 PM | Addicted Hero
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Posted: (6 years ago) on 15-05-2014 08:25 PM | Hero
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