Naval Chief Directs Commands to Hand Over Arrested Vessels
The Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas has directed naval commands to ensure that recently arrested vessels are processed and handed over to appropriate prosecuting agencies not later than December 15, 2019.
A statement by the naval spokesman Commodore Suleman Dahun said Vice Admiral Ibas gave the directive when he addressed Principal Staff Officers, Flag Officers, Commanding and Commanders of autonomous naval commands.
The Naval chief directed these units to work closely with zonal offices of prosecuting agencies and inform the Naval Headquarters and headquarters of such agencies of the handing over process.
He further charged the Commanders to ensure that activities of criminals are curtailed and efforts are intensified by the Nigeria Navy to firmly control the maritime environment as we are approach the end of the year.