The EFCC Lagos zone convicted 4 thieves and forfeited their vessel to the Federal Government. The convicts, Ukwuoma Ahamefula, Omeogor Nelson, Efemuaya Evans and Jude Eghreriniovo, were arrested sometime in December 2019 onboard a vessel, MV Tim Begele, by the Nigerian Navy and subsequently handed over to the EFCC for further investigation and EFFC Nabbed 4 Nigerians Over Oil Theft.
However, on November 25, 2020, the defendants changed their plea from ‘’not guilty’ to ‘guilty’. Consequently, the defendants were convicted accordingly by the court. Justice Liman, in a short ruling, ordered that the terms of imprisonment of the convicts would run retrospectively from the date of the arrest to November 25, 2020.