Illegal firearms: Suspects’ appearance in court surfers set back over #End SARS protest

The continued trial of defendants who were standing trial over illegal importation of firearms into the country, before Justice Ayokunle Faji of a Lagos Federal High Court, today, was hindered due to non production of the suspects, owing to ongoing end SARS protest. The defendants in the alleged illegal firearms importation are: a Retired Custom Officer, Muhmud Hassan, his company, Hassan Muhmud Trading Company, Saliu Abudulahi Danjuma; Donatus Ezebunwa The defendants were charge before the court on a nine-count charge of conspiracy, illegal importation of 661 pump action rifles; offering…

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Shipping firm tells court how 661 pump action rifles were smuggled to Nigeria

A prosecution witness in the trial of two former customs officers and four others businessmen, today, narrated to the Federal High Court, Lagos how the defendants smuggled 661 pump action rifles  into the country. The witness, Mrs. Blessing Ebri, a staff of Merks Line Nigeria Limited, who is the eighth prosecution witness, while being led in evidence by Mr Julius Ajakaiye, a deputy director with the Federal Ministry of Justice, told Justice Ayotunde Faji led- court, how the guns illegally got to Nigeria. Ebri in her testimony before the court…

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