Five suspects were paraded on Wednesday, November 10 after being arrested over alleged theft and destruction of properties of the Eastern port in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State Capital. HGS Media Plus gathered.
The suspects were paraded by Tami Peterside, the commissioner of police, Eastern Port command CP at the premises of the Nigeria Port Authority (NPA) in Port Harcourt.
The suspects were said to have been operating in the port for several months before they were trailed and caught during an operation in the Bua area of the State.
It was revealed that the stolen items were worth N20 million.
However, the suspects denied the allegation and claimed that they were on the way to the waters for totally different reasons.
Recovered from the suspects were a canoe, three gas cylinders, two spanners, rusted iron fillings and wheat.
The commissioner has said that the suspects would be prosecuted to serve as a warning to other criminals.