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A statement by the Information Officer, Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT, Sub-Lt. Veronica Effiong, on Saturday, said the vandals were arrested on May 8 by personnel of the NNS BEECROFT while on routine patrol.

The statement by the Director of Information, Naval Headquarters, Commodore Suleman Dahun, stated that the construction of the ship began about two years ago and its introduction into the Navy’s inventory would no doubt bolster its sealift capabilities.

The Committee chaired by Adejoro Adeogun (APC, Ondo) raised concern over the discrepancies noticed in the documents submitted by the Nigerian Navy which showed that 48 vessels and 12 barges were handed over to the EFCC, whereas only 36 vessels and one barges out of the number reflected in the documents EFCC submitted to the committee.

According to naval spokesman, Commodore Suleman Dahun, the decision followed the sad demise of the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, some senior officers, other officers and personnel in the air crash of May 21, 2021 in Kaduna.

Navy Capt. Shuaibu Muhammed-Ahmed, the Commanding Officer, FOB, parading the suspects in Igbokoda, told newsmen that the men were apprehended on Jan. 13 at 4.00pm during the Navy personnel’s routine patrol on Ondo-Lagos open sea channel.

The accident, which occurred on December 27, 2020, saw a boat conveying 12 passengers capsize due to heavy wave caused by another boat transiting the same area at about 8:10pm, leaving their occupants scampering for help.