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Published On: Fri, Sep 26th, 2014

EFCC arraigns 6 over unauthorised fishing

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efcc-chairman bossBy Joy Baba with agency report.

Six men accused of unauthorised fishing, were on Wednesday arraigned along with their company, Oshine Resources Ventures Limited, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.

The men, said to have been apprehended by the Nigerian Navy on March 27, 2014, were arraigned before Justice Ibrahim Buba on two counts bordering on the alleged offence.

The accused persons names were given as Adekunle Oshingbosi, Momodu Ibrahim, Idowu Tuesday, Yogbosi Christian, Benjamin Ayele and Anthony Mendeho.

In a charge, tagged: FHC/LG179C/2014, the EFCC alleged that the men fished in the Nigerian territorial waters without obtaining lawful authority.

According to the Commission, the accused violated Sections 1(1)(2) of the Seas Fishery Act Cap S4, 2004 by their actions.

Consequent upon their arraignment, their lawyer, Mr. Kehinde Yekeen, reminded the court of a bail application filed on their behalf.

Justice Buba admitted the six accused persons to a N10m bail each with one surety each, who is to produce two recent passport photographs.

The court ordered that the accused should be remanded in the Ikoyi prisons pending when they would perfect their bail conditions.


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