COMMANDANT MICHAEL OGAR
BY GABRIEL OKECHUKWU, FRCN PORT HARCOURT
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC Rivers State Command has confiscated a truck used for oil theft along Ogoni axis of East West Road.
The Rivers State NSCDC Commandant Michael Ogar who made this known while parading the truck in Port Harcourt told Journalists that the occupants ran away and abandoned the truck during a chase by Corps.
Commandant Ogar said that the truck’s crude oil content would be charged to court
The State Commandant who was performing his final assignment at the Command having been transferred, revealed that in the last one year, the Command has secured twelve convictions and forfeitures to the Federal government.
Mr. Ogar explained that he was deployed to Rivers State at the peak of soot challenge, but with doggedness and collaboration with sister security agencies, soot has disappeared in the state.
The Outgoing Rivers State Commandant noted that when he was deployed to the State, the nation was producing about seven hundred barrels of oil per day, but presently oil production per day has gone up to about one point four million barrels per day.
He regretted that obtaining useful information was one of greatest challenges he faced, as they had to buy information sometimes to be able to bust criminal hideouts.
Commandant Ogar while applauding the officers of the command charged them to increase the tempo against oil theft in the State.