By Emma Arubi
WARRI- OPERATIVES of the Joint Task Force, JTF, Monday, paraded four suspected oil thieves along the Burutu waterways with a fully loaded wooden mammy boat, containing products suspected to be locally refined diesel.
Meanwhile, the suspects alleged that they went into the business for quick money.
Commander of the 3rd Battallion, Effurun Barracks, Colonel Nwankwo Osita, who paraded the suspects, said his command was prepared to flush out all miscreants and economic saboteurs from the state, warning them to look for legitimate means of survival or be ready to face the laws of the land.
He said that the oil thieves were apprehended by his men on regular patrol, assuring that they would be handed over to appropriate authorities for prosecution after a thorough investigation.
The suspects alleged that it was greed and lack of job that forced them into the illegal business.