A man has been arrested in Rivers State for allegedly attempting to bribe the Commander of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Pathfinder.
The man identified as Kenneth Sunday, allegedly attempted to bribe the navy commander with N700,000 to release his wooden boat and some drums of illegally refined diesel.
He was said to have walked into the NNS Pathfinder barracks in Rumuolumeni area of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area with the money wrapped in a white plastic bag and demanded to see his boat.
Sunday was then asked by a naval officer to identify and inspect the consignment among many others that were displayed at the naval jetty.
The commander who waiting at the jetty, ordered his arrest and immediately paraded him and the money before journalists who had just returned with the naval crew from an operation against illegal oil refining.
Channels Television reported that the suspect denied that he was at the Navy barracks to bribe the commander and claimed that the boat he inspected was not his, but that of a friend.