Notorious oil pipeline kingpin Captured in Nigeria

Posted On January 25th, 2019 - 2:56 pm | by Oil and gas press

Concerted efforts by the Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and security agencies to combat the menace of oil theft and pipeline vandalism received a major boost with the capture of Mr. Shuaibu Ogunmola, an alleged notorious oil pipeline kingpin,whose illegal activities through the years, led to loss of millions of litres of products along the Lagos Atlas Cove strip in the strategic System 2B pipeline network.

In a release today in Abuja, NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, said Shuaibu was captured recently at his luxury hotel in Ilashe community, along the Badagry Creek by officers and men of Operation AWATSE, a Joint Military Task Force on oil theft and pipeline vandalism anchored by the Western Naval Command, Apapa, Lagos.

The corporation explained that investigations thus far revealed that Shuaibu had operated a thriving oil theft racket for decades, hacking pipelines in some island communities in Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State along the System 2B network right- of- way.

Providing details on the mode of operation of the Shuaibu-led syndicate, NNPC said the gang executed their illegal trade by digging boles metres away from the corporation’s products pipeline, which essentially serve as storage tanks for products directly siphoned from the lines at a hack point.

These holes which are cast in drums receive products simultaneously from the labyrinth of pipelines connected to the trunk line directly linked to the ruptured NNPC line.

The products so harvested are later scoped or transferred into jerrycans and drums and are sold to ready buyers who usually throng the beachside.

From that point, the NNPC spokesperson stated, the products were shipped to Coutonou which has a firmly established market for smuggled Nigerian fuel.


Commenting on the significance of the arrest of the notorious oil theft kingpin, Rear Admiral Obed Ngalabak, Flag Officer Commanding the Western Naval Command, who also doubles as the Commander of Operation AWATSE, said the feat was the beginning of a well mapped out strategy to halt the menace of pipeline vandals across the zone.

He explained that Shuaibu was the ultimate godfather of oil thieves in Ilashe and adjoining settlements where he consigned portions of his territory and offered operating rights to other thieves to operate and bring in returns at agreed rates and terms.

Rear Admiral Ngalabak said investigation revealed that the Ilashe pipeline axis have been divided into three ‘oil fields’ by the criminals under the operating titles of Shuaibu Point, Dele Point and Bashiru Point.

He assured that in the days ahead the culprit would be handed over to the appropriate authority for prosecution while efforts are in place to ensure prompt arrest of other members of the syndicate.

Source / More : NNPC

oilandgas

Oil and Gas News Undiluted !!! “Oil is well”

Please email us your industry related news for publication info@OilAndGasPress.com
Follow us: @OilAndGasPress on Twitter | OilAndGasPress on Facebook

Tags: , , , , News analysis

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar

wpDiscuz

SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE

Become a Oil & Gas Press subscriber

Oil and Gas Company News and Analysis Daily



ENERGY PRICES

TWITTER FEEDS

Oil and Gas Jobs

update or view historical data

NEWS PHOTOS

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

  • Stocks and Shares
  • Algeria
  • Ministère de l'Energie et des Mines
  • www.mem-algeria.org
  • National Oil Company: SONATRACH
  • www.sonatrach-dz.com
  • Oil and Gas Press
  • Angola
  • Ministry of Petroleum
  • www.minpet.gov.ao
  • National Oil Company: SONANGOL
  • www.sonangol.co.ao
  • Oil and Gas Press Benin Republic
  • Benin
  • Ministère de l'Energie, des Recherches Pétrolières et Minières, de l'Eau et du
  • National Oil Company: OBH (Office Béninois des Hydrocarbures)
  • Oil and Gas Press
  • Cameroon
  • National Oil Company: SNH (Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures )
  • www.snh.cm
  • Oil and Gas Press
  • Chad
  • Ministère du Pétrole et de l'Energie
  • www.ministere-petrole.td
  • National Oil Company: SHT (Société des Hydrocarbures du Tchad)
  • >Oil and Gas Press
  • Congo (Republic of)
  • Ministère des Hydrocarbures
  • www.ministere-hydrocarbures.cg
  • National Oil Company: SNPC (Société Nationale des Pétroles du Congo )
  • www.snpc-group.com
  • Oil and Gas Press
  • D.R Congo
  • Ministère des Hydrocarbures
  • National Oil Company: COHYDRO (Congolaise des Hydrocarbures)
  • Oil and Gas Press
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Ministère des Mines, du Pétrole et de l'Energie
  • National Oil Company: PETROCI
  • (Société Nationale d'Opérations Pétrolières de la Côte d'Ivoire)
  • www.petroci.ci
  • Oil and Gas Press
  • Egypt
  • Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral resources
  • www.petroleum.gov.eg
  • National Oil Company: Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation
  • www.egpc.com.eg
  • Oil and Gas Press
  • Gabon
  • Ministère du Pétrole, de l'Energie et des Ressources Hydrauliques
  • http://www.energie.gouv.ga
  • Oil and Gas Press
  • Ghana
  • Ministry of Energy
  • www.energymin.gov.gh
  • National Oil Company: Ghana National Petroleum Corporation
  • www.gnpcghana.com
  • Oil and Gas Press
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Ministère des Mines, de l'Industrie et de L'energie
  • www.equatorialoil.com
  • National Oil Company:GEPetrol
  • www.guineaecuatorialpetrol.com
  • >Oil and Gas Press
  • Libya
  • National Oil Company: NOC
  • (National Oil Corporation)
  • www.noc.ly
  • Oil and Gas Press
  • Mauritania
  • Ministère du Pétrole, de l'Energie & des Mines
  • www.petrole.gov.mr
  • National Oil Company: SMH
  • (Société Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures ) Oil and Gas Press
  • Namibia
  • National Oil Company: NAMCOR
  • (National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia)
  • www.namcor.com.na/
  • Oil and Gas Press
  • Niger
  • Ministère de l'Energie et du Pétrole
  • National Oil Company:SONIDEP
  • (Société Nigerienne des Produits Pétroliers)
  • www.sonidep.net
  • Oil and Gas Press
  • Nigeria
  • Ministry of Petroleum Resources
  • www.nigeria.gov.ng
  • National Oil Company: NNPC
  • (Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation)
  • www.nnpcgroup.com
  • Oil and Gas Press Sao Tome
  • Empresa Nacional De Combustiveis e Oleos
  • Island Oil Exploration
  • >Oil and Gas Press
  • South Africa
  • Department of Energy
  • www.energy.gov.za
  • National Oil Company: PetroSA
  • (Petroleum, Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa)
  • www.petrosa.co.za
  • >Oil and Gas Press
  • Sudan
  • Ministry of Petroleum
  • National Oil Company: SUDAPET
  • (Sudan Petroleum Company)
  • www.sudapet.sd
  • >Oil and Gas Press Togo
  • BUREAU VERITAS TOGO
  • COTECNA INSPECTION S.A.
  • TOTAL TOGO S.A.(DISTRIBUTION)