It is no longer news that six foreigners, four Filipinos and two Russians were recently arrested for oil theft in the creeks of the Niger Delta, what is however making news now is that top PDP chieftains and officials of the NNPC have been fingered to be involved in the theft. It is said that two out of the various vessels are owned by two PDP top men, while the suspects have equally mentioned some top NNPC officials and other ships belonging to some major marketers that were also involved in this grand theft. On the 21st of June 2012, a French ship was impounded for stealing 500,000 barrels of crude oil on every working day starting from June the 9 till they were caught on the 21st. Director of Naval Information, Commodore Kabiru Aliyu has said investigations have conmennced and that the suspects are cooperating with the Navy. Indeed we are our own enemies.
Osaro Abraham Agho