Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, has declared 19 people wanted for operating illegal crude oil processing units that are responsible for the state’s black soot problem.
On Sunday, the governor made the announcement in a statewide broadcast.
He also ordered the Rivers State Head of Service to question one Mr. Temple Amakiri, a Director in the Ministry of Energy, for aiding and abetting bunkering activities, and to turn him over to the police for investigation and possibly prosecution.
He informed Rivers State residents that his government is committed to properly combating the soot problem by demolishing and shutting down all illegal crude oil refining installations and operations across the state.
The governor identified some individuals who he termed the “kingpins of bunkering and illegal crude oil refining activities” and he declared them wanted.
See the list below:
“Mr. Azubike Amadi, OSPAC Commander, Ogbogoro community and Chairman of Akpor Central OSPAC; Mr. India, of Rumuolumeni community and Chairman of Oil bunkering Association in Akpor kingdom; Mr. Okey who is in charge of Oil bunkering in Rumupareli; Mr. Anderson, who is in charge of oil bunkering activities in Ogbogoro community; Amadi Gift of Ogbogoro community; Azeruowa of Ogbogoro community; and Kingsley Egbula, also of Ogbogoro community”.
Also declared wanted for oil bunkering activities in Isiokpo community were: “Mr. Kemkom Azubike, Mr. Mezu Wabali, Mr. Chigozi Amadi, Mr. Opurum Owhondah, Mr. Bakasi Obodo ,Mr. Opus, Mr. Galaxi Mas, Mr. Chioma, Mr. Ogondah, Mr. Soldier, Mr. Chefo, and Nkasi”.