Petrol thieves convicted


The judge at Federal High Court, Justice Okon Abang during a sitting in Lagos yesterday convicted seven men to 12 years imprisonment each for illegal and unlawful dealing in 1,459 metric tonnes of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol). The court sentenced each of the convicts to a jail term of 12 years each  commencing Friday after the Judge found them guilty of the five count charge preferred against them.
The names of the convicts are;
Adedamola Ogungbayi;
Olaniran Olabode;
Suraju Gasali;
Moses Emmanuel;
Wilson Bonsi;
Okaraodi Uche and
Onyeogo Happy.
The convicts were also ordered to forfeit the vessel, (MT Good Success), used by the convicts in stealing the said petroleum product, as well as the recovered petroleum product to the Federal Government.
Also the judge ordered the forfeiture of the sums of N66.6m and $975,000 belonging to the convicts’ company, Hepa Global Energy Limited, domiciled with the First City Monument Bank to the Federal Government.

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