- October 1, 2015
- Posted by: Website Admin
- Category: National News, South-South, Uncategorized
Men of the Eastern Naval Command have arrested 15 men for illegally operating a fishing trawler on the Calabar, Cross River State, waterways.
Parading the suspects and the vessel at the Nigerian Navy Ship Victory Jetty in Calabar, the Flag Officer Commanding, Rear Admiral Atiku Abdulkadir said they were arrested at the Calabar Fairway Buoy.
Those arrested included 14 Nigerians and a Ghanaian, who allegedly had no documents.
The Flag Officer Commanding said the vessel was on sea without relevant documents, posing security threats to the area, adding that the suspects and the vessel would be handed over to the relevant authorities, after investigation.
The vessel’s captain, Martin Baleta, who said he was from Badagry, admitted he was operating without relevant documents.