- We have sent video evidence to apex authorities – Tantita
Tantita Security Services Limited has dismissed the accusation of its involvement in crude oil theft as speculated by the Nigerian Navy in a recent press statement.
Following the arrest of a 77-meter-long motor tanker involved in crude oil theft with her 17-crew members, the Director of Naval Information, Commodore Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan, fingered the private security operator in the published press release.
In a statement signed by the Executive Director, Operations and Technical, Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited, Capt. Warredi Enisuoh, stated that the company is disappointed at the Navy’s media outburst.
Part of the Tantita statement read: “We are indeed saddened and disappointed that the Nigerian Navy could descend so low as to make such bizarre accusations against our organisation knowing the same to be false.”
“Perhaps they are not aware that video evidence of what transpired between the Tantita operatives and the Nigerian Navy at the scene exists and has been transmitted to the highest authorities. We will therefore not join issues with the Nigerian Navy as we are well aware that Nigerians know who is who.”
In the Nigerian Navy statement made on Thursday the 7th of December, 2023 by the Director of Naval Information, Commodore Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan, informed the general public that the Nigerian Navy had detected and arrested a 77-meter-long motor tanker for crude oil theft with her 17-crew members.
The Navy statement also read: “it is believed that Tantita Security Services is involved in these illegalities because Awoye riverine area which is close to the place of arrest is covered by TSS. Again it was upon the arrest of the vessel by the Nigerian Navy that TSS began to raise false alarm, totally unfounded and indeed mischievous.”