Elephant Group, MD Arraigned For Unlawful Importation of Explosives

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A Federal High Court, Lagos on Monday adjourned till November 28, 2017, for the arraignment of a limited liability company, Elephant group Limited, and its Managing Director, Tunji Owoeye, for allegedly unlawfully importing into Nigeria, Urea Fertilizer component used in making Improvised Explosive Devices (IED).

The court presided over by Justice Cecilia Mojisola Olatoregun, fixed the adjourned date, due to the inability of the court to sit.

In a count one criminal charge marked FHC/207C/17, filed before the court by Assistant Chief State Counsel, Department of Public Prosecutions of the Federation A. K. Alilu, on behalf of Attorney General of the Federation against Owoeye and his company, stated thus: statement of the offense:

improper Importation of Goods punishable under section 47(1)(c)of the Customs and Excise Management Act Cap C. 45 Laws of the Federation 2004.

While the charge reads: that you Elephant Group Limited and Tunji Owoeye both of 8, Etal Avenue, Off Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun Ikeja on or about the 29th of August, 2016 while at Lagos State, within the jurisdiction of this honorable court did commit an offense to wit:

you were concerned with the importation of 13, 199.532mt of Urea Fertilizer which is component for making (IDE) Improvised Explosive Devices, in respect to the importation of which prohibition is for the time being in force”.

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