Two Accused Persons Plead Guilty Over Illegal Arms Importation | The Precision

Pump rifles seized by the customs service
Two of the five persons arraigned by the Nigerian Customs Service for the illegal importation of 661 pump-action rifles impounded in Lagos port have opted pleaded guilty to the charges.


The individuals Mahmud Hassan, Oscar Okafor, Donatus Achinulo,
Matthew Okoye, said to be at large, and Salihu Danjuma were arraigned on
June 14.
They had initially pleaded not guilty to the charges but on Monday
Okafor and Achinulo indicated an interest to change their pleas.
After hearing their pleas the court asked the defendants to notify the Attorney General of their new plea.
He then adjourned till September 26 for continuation of trial.
The 661 pump-action rifles were seized by the customs at the Mile 2 Apapa area of Lagos State in May.
The rifles had been hidden in 49 boxes, which were trickily concealed
in iron doors, and other goods shipped into the country from China.

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