In Calabar 2 sentenced to 6-Yrs imprisonment over oil theft

They were tried on two-count charge of conspiracy to commit felony and illegal dealing in petroleum product without license.

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The suspects reportedly stole sixteen cows belonging to Yusuf Abdullahi.

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Justice E. A Obile of Federal High Court, Calabar, on Tuesday, sentenced two persons to six years in prison each without an option of fine for oil theft.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Head, Media and Publicity, Mr Wilson Uwujaren of the EFCC and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

The convicts, Paul Etim and Edet Okon were arrested on Nov. 27, 2011 and arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

They were tried on two-count charge of conspiracy to commit felony and illegal dealing in petroleum product without license.

They were first arraigned on Jan. 24, 2012 and had pleaded not guilty to the two-count charges.

Justice Obile said the sentence takes effect from the first day of their arraignment.

The judge also ordered that the wooden boat recovered from the convicts be released to the Nigerian Navy for destruction.

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