Three personnel of Nigerian Navy have lost their jobs and have been jailed for stealing some equipment belonging to Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo) in Warri, Delta State.
This was disclosed by the Nigerian Navy on Thursday. It gave the names of the victims as Petty Officer Ekong Samuel, Leading Seaman Elijah Sagwada, and Seaman Usman Shuaibu.
A commander of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS), Delta, Ibrahim Dewu, told newsmen in Warri that the men were sentenced to five months imprisonment each by the Navy Court Martial.
Dewu went further to say that the convicted personnel will be handed over to the authorities of the Nigerian Prisons in Okere, Warri.
According to him, the navy would not protect any of its personnel involved in criminal activities.
The convicts he added, were tried in accordance with the navy standard rules after they were apprehended in June at Mieka Jetty, Warri South, where they were posted to on keeping duty.
He explained that the convicts were caught stealing some of the equipment in that jetty.
He added, “When the report was made to the base, they were apprehended alongside their civilian collaborators.
“Investigation was carried out and a court martial was recommended to try the three personnel from NNS Delta.
“What you see today is the sentence that was given after the court martial.
“We are carrying out the naval procedure for a dismissal, and we are going to send them to prison after the dismissal.
“They were first dismissed, after which they were de-kitted and now they are going to serve five months jail term in prison.
“The Nigerian Navy has never and will never condone any case of indiscipline, especially issues that will bring disrepute to the service.”
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