The Police in Delta State has allegedly arrested many staff at PetersonCommercial Agency Limited in Marine yard in Opete Community in connecting with looting and wanton damage of
Marine equipment worth several millions of naira were allegedly damaged and looted.
The Police led by the Area Commander in Burutu Area, ACP Marvelous led
The invasion which occurred on Saturday December 15 has left worried over thealleged operation on a weekend even when a case between the company and AssetManagement Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON is still pending the Delta State HighCourt in Otor-Udu in Udu Local Government Area.
In a swift reaction, the Police Area Commander
A resident of the area, Efe Umukoro disclosed that the tension experienced
He stressed that they never expected that the police will embark on the was taken on a weekend adding that the marine company has been very responsible especially in carrying out its corporate social responsibility to the Community.
According to him
“I want to believe that the way and manner in which the company was invaded is unconstitutional based on the fact that we are very much aware that a competent court of jurisdiction in Udu is still entertaining the matter that led to the invasion.”
Another Community leader, Chief Victor Okpubeku argued that there was no moral justification for the action carried out by the Police and AMCON Officials when the Court has not granted the right to recover the properties in question.
Responding,the AMCON Spokesperson, Jerry Ogbonna said the corporation’s action was not targeted at Peterson Commercial Agency Limited but to recover the assets beingkept in the premises Wilbros Nigeria Limited, a company that is indebted toAMCON.
Meanwhile, the matter is coming at the Otor-Udu High Court in Udu Local Government Area.