Three Nigerian stowaways were apprehended on Sunday, January 5, by 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 LPRC security officers after the three attempted to board the vessel via 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 stowaway on a 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 in accordance to the International Security Procedure for subsequent interrogation.
They were turned over on the same day (Sunday) to the Port Facility Senior Officer (PFSO), Samuel Brisbane, during an exercise that was witnessed by the Director of security at the Liberia Maritime Authority, Ernest Omamo.