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Fineface Ifayin Escapes Arrest Over Illegal Oil Bunkering in Bayelsa

 By Wisdom Igere

An ex-militant who live in Oluasiri in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa state, Mr Fineface Ifayin who escaped Police arrest in 2015 over an alleged oil bunkering and pipeline vandalization is wanted.

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Mr. Fineface Ifayin

 Sources familiar with the matter confided to our correspondent that since security operatives allegedly invaded and burnt down their illegal oil bunkering camp where his colleagues in the business were arrested, Mr Fineface Ifayin left the area on Monday November 16, 2015 to an unknown destination for fear of been arrest, prosecute and sentence to life imprisonment or by hanging owing to his violation of the Amnesty oath he took in 2009 that he should not perpetrate the illegal act again.

It would be recalled that the Amnesty Programme for Niger Delta Militants was introduced in 2009 to curb militancy, oil theft and insecurity in the Niger Delta region.

But, it is sad to note that five years after, the rate of oil theft in the region seems to be on increase which poses serious challenges on Nigerian state.

This is despite the efforts and warning by the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) that vandals of oil installations and petroleum products thieves risk 21 years to life imprisonment if caught.

The federal government has taken stiff measures to curb the nefarious activities of those involved in oil bunkering and pipeline vandalization considering its economic implications which resulted to economic losses, environmental degradation, health hazards, water and air pollution among others.

The country recently from study uncovered loss that is valued to N2.184 trillion per annum, because of illegal bunkering of crude oil.

According to our source the scenario has place Mr Fineface Ifayin in a terrible condition as he would also be arrest and prosecute like others caught in the illegal oil bunkering business and vandalization of oil pipelines.

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