IGP Blows Hot, Appoints New Commander for Task Force – JustOnlyNews

–        As IGP STFPIB Intercepts Unlawful Bunkerers in Rivers, Different States

The Inspector-Common of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, fdc, has ordered tactical and intelligence Commanders of the Force to deploy property in path of tackling perpetrators of financial crimes geared in direction of sabotaging and weakening the revenue-generating gear of the nation. He pressured that the actions of those financial saboteurs have develop to be worrisome because of the giant losses being recorded on account of their jail actions.


The IGP issued the directives whereas charging the newly appointed Assistant Commissioner of Police accountable for the IGP Particular Task Force on Petroleum and Unlawful Bunkering (IGP-STFPIB), ACP Lot Lantoh Garba, to bolster on the battle within the course of financial crimes. ACP Lot, a gallant and brave officer, has served in diversified operational command positions together with as Commanding Officer, Particular Safety Unit (SPU) Bases 5 – Benin, 7 – Abuja, and a pair of – Lagos. He was equally a one-time Commander, Police Cell Force (PMF) 23 Obalende, Lagos.

Upon assumption of workplace, ACP Lot set the ball rolling which has led to fast restructuring of the accountability power, and common decimation of the operations of jail parts accountable for the theft of crude oil and fully totally different petroleum merchandise, together with unlawful bunkering contained in the nation. Outstanding amongst these is the breakthrough in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, the place operatives on surveillance patrol intercepted a 40-feet Container Truck conveying an unlimited amount of crude merchandise suspected to be illegally refined Automotive Fuel Oil (AGO) stuffed in sacks.


The truck with Registration Quantity JRV 322 XV was pushed by one Chukwudi Okafor aged 54 year-old, who has been arrested in reference to the offence. Preliminary investigations have confirmed that the driving strain is a member of a high-powered syndicate accountable for unlawful bunkering inside the realm and former, and the arrest of the driving strain has positively offered a finish consequence throughout the arrest of varied members of the syndicate. The recovered truck with the accompanying product is at present in police custody on the Refinery Life Camp Division, Eleme, pending the conclusion of investigations.


The Inspector-Common of Police, attributable to this actuality, warns police operatives linked to the Task Force to be centered, devoted, and patriotic. He charged them to discharge their duties devoid of corruption, favouritism, and compromise. The IGP further warns all financial saboteurs to stop their unwholesome actions henceforth else they might be made to face the whole wrath of the legal guidelines. The Force is deepening synergy with fully totally different corporations in inside safety, to curtail the pattern of those crimes and varied sorts of crimes and social vices contained in the nation.





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