Illegal arms importation: Court dismisses accused’s motion seeking to witness mother’s burial

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, dismissed a motion filed by Oscar Okafor, one of the defendants facing trial on alleged illegal importation of 661 pump action rifles into the country, seeking the court’s permission to attend his late mother’s burial. The court presided over by Justice Ayotunde Faji, dismissed the motion on the ground that the charges which the applicant is standing trial for is one that affects national security which is above any other interests. Okafor is standing trial on alleged illegal importation of 661 pump action rifles…

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FG closes case against alleged smugglers of 661 Pump Action guns

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), today, informed a Federal High Court, Lagos, that it has closed its case against five men and a company, who allegedly smuggled 611 sophisticated pump action rifles into the country. Mr. Julius Ajakaiye, a deputy director in the Federal Ministry of Justice, stated this after the ninth prosecution witness, Mr. Tanimu Atunbi Jeremiah, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) had testified in the case before Justice Ayotunde Faji led-court. The five men standing trial before the court are: Hassan Mahmud, Salisu Abdulahi Danjuma, alongside…

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Illegal arms importation: We don’t ship contraband goods -Maersk Line

A top management staff of Maersk Line Limited, Mrs. Mercy Ebri, has told a Federal High Court, Lagos, that her company was not involved in illegal shipments of 611 sophisticated pump action riffles into the country by the importer.  Mrs. Ebri stated this while being cross-examined by the lawyers to the defendants, who were being tried before Justice Ayotunde Faji, by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF). Those standing trial before the court are: a shipping company, Mahmud Hassan Trading Company Limited, its managing director, Hassan Mahmud, Salisu Abdulahi Danjuma,…

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