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    NNS BEECROFT Apprehends Five Stowaways

    ByHybrid Communications

    Aug 30, 2023

    Five stowaways were apprehended aboard the ship MSC MARTHA as a consequence of a remarkable operation by the Nigerian Navy’s NNS BEECROFT patrol unit.

    Following a trustworthy tip-off, the operation was conducted on August 26, 2023, at approximately 2350 hours.

    The five stowaways are named as Christian Joseph (25), Effiong Okon (44), Ayewuni Daniel (27), Ajagboma Asiko (29), and Adebanjo Ayewumi (23).

    While they were attempting to smuggle the vessel out of the country, they were apprehended close to the Lagos anchorage.

    They were found to be in possession of three mobile phones, some personal items, and N7,900 in cash.

    These seized objects are currently in guardianship as proof in the ongoing inquiry.

    The Navy’s commitment to preserving the security and integrity of the nation’s maritime borders is demonstrated by the NNS BEECROFT patrol team’s prompt and effective response. Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ikechukwu Ogalla is the Chief of the Naval Staff.

    The discovered stowaways are being held in our care while we work with the right authorities to ensure that the proper legal actions are taken.

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