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Crude oil theft: who are the tycoons at the heart of the investigation?

A member of NNS Pathfinder of the Nigerian Navy forces in the Niger Delta region near the city of Warri, 19 April 2017.
A member of NNS Pathfinder of the Nigerian Navy forces in the Niger Delta region near the city of Warri, 19 April 2017. © Stefan Heunis/AFP
A handful of Nigerian businessmen are suspected of stealing crude oil shipments in the Niger Delta region. The NNPC has put Government Ekpemupolo, aka "Tompolo", in charge of investigating a phenomenon that is reaching record levels. [...] (808 words)
Issue dated 20/12/2022 Reading time 4 minutes
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