One of the suspected Crude Oil well head Vandals arrested in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, Timi Sunday, from Agalabiri community in
Ekeremor Ijaw Local Government Area, confessed that he was handed
N100,000 to participate the sale of Oil well heads belonging to Aiteo
Oil Services Company.
The Twenty-seven year old Timi Sunday, was arrested and paraded
alongside Rodgers Selegaha, aged 30, from Brass Local Government Area;
Noel Richard, 25 year old from Ekeremor Local Government Area and,
ThankGod Ibolo, aged 20, all of Bayelsa State, over alleged
involvement in the vandalization and theft of well heads and other
facilities in Bayelsa and neighboring states.
During the public parade by the authorities of the Bayelsa State
Police Command, Timi, through the Command’s spokesman, Asinim Butswat,
said he was lured to the crime by his friend named Innocent to
accompany him to sell scraps parts in Bayelsa.
The suspect who is a father of nine children, said he never knew that
the oil well heads and valves are stolen items. “Smart informed me and
I connected three of my friends in Port Harcourt to a village near
Odiama in Brass Local Government area, the items were sink in water,
we took the items to Port Harcourt and I was given one hundred
thousand as mobilization before I was arrested by the police”.
The Police Spokesman, Asinim Butswat, while parading the suspects and
display of some of the recovered items, said the suspects specializes
in vandalizing well heads and other facilities in Bayelsa and
Speaking with Newsmen, the operations team-lead of Aiteo Oil Services,
Mr. Victor Ehiemere, commended Nigeria police and Amotoi Global
Services Ltd for their efforts at protecting the Nation’s assets.
Also speaking, the Managing Director of Amotoi Global Oil Services
Ltd, Mr. Amunaboye Clement, commended the Bayelsa Police Command,
Odiama Community leaders and Rivers State police command for their
efforts in apprehending the suspects.
Clement said his firm which is a surveillance contractor and oil
serving firm to Aiteo Oil services will continue in the fight against
oil Vandals in the creek.