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Tompolo’s security form denies Navy’s oil theft claims


Tantita Security Services Limited has vehemently refuted accusations made by the Nigerian Navy, labeling them as bizarre and mischievous.

The Navy alleged the company’s involvement in illegal activities along the coastal areas of Ondo State.

In a statement released on Friday, Executive Director of Operations and Technical at Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited, Capt. Warredi Enisuoh, expressed dismay at the Navy’s claims and refused to engage in a war of words, asserting confidence in the public’s discernment.

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“Our attention has been drawn to a defamatory and libelous statement made by the Nigerian Navy against our organization, Tantita Security Services Limited,” Enisuoh said.

The Navy’s accusations arose following the arrest of a 77-meter long motor tanker for crude oil theft, along with its 17 crew members.

The Navy statement suggested Tantita’s involvement due to its coverage of the Awoye riverine area, close to the place of the vessel’s arrest.

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In response, Tantita Security Services Limited condemned the Navy’s accusations, emphasizing that video evidence of the incident exists and has been transmitted to higher authorities.

“We are indeed saddened and disappointed that the Nigerian Navy could descend so low as to make such bizarre accusations against our organization, knowing same to be false.”

“We will, therefore, not join issues with the Nigerian Navy as we are well aware that Nigerians know who is who,” Enisuoh stated.

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The company also highlighted that its initial alarm about the arrest of the vessel, backed by video evidence, indicated resistance from the Navy to permit access to the vessel.

Tantita alleged that the Navy’s actions were obstructive and without genuine reason, raising concerns about the vessel potentially disappearing.