LPRC Security Arrests 3 Nigerian Stowaways

Three Nigerian stowaways were on Sunday, January 5, 2014 apprehended by the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) security forces after they attempted boarding a vessel at the LPRC oil jetty.

Stanley Jideofor Onyeshinye 28, Desmond Nnamdi 30 and Prince Nonso Udedike 30 were arrested by the LPRC security officers after the three made their way closer to the vessel via a canoe.

The three Nigerians according to information from the LPRC security, entered into Liberia a week ago, but since they could not locate or get in touch with the person who invited them to the country to work, they decided to go elsewhere by stoways which prompted them to attempt boarding the vessel at the LPRC oil jetty.

The vigilance of the LPRC security officers certainly paid off as they were on the alert to apprehend the trio.

The three Nigerians have since being turned over to the security authorities of the National Port Authority and Liberia Maritime Authority.

Specifically, they were on the same day turned over to the Port Facility Senior Officer (PFSO), Samuel Brisbane, an exercise that was witnessed by the Director of security at the Liberia Maritime Authority, Ernest Omamo.