Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited (TSSNL), a firm owned by former militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo, has discovered a filling station and barge allegedly operating illegally in Opete, Udu local government area of Delta state.
The barge, which was arrested around Asugbo area along the Excravos river, was said to be a non-ocean-going tanker used to transport crude oil and refined products in coastal waters and inland waterways.
According to reports, the filling station and barge were inspected by officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and security operatives on Sunday.
During the inspection led by the General Manager of Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), Aliyu Zarah, two suspects were handed over to security operatives, while the filling station was reportedly destroyed, and the barge set ablaze.
It was revealed that two suspects were arrested with the barge.
Recall that in October, Tompolo’s men had discovered an illegal pipeline connected to a 48-inch Trans Forcados Export Trunk line in Delta State.