Transporter in court for seizing Maersk Line’s container

arrested man with handcuff

A 43-year-old transporter, Onyeka Chukwuani, has been arraigned before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly seizing a 40ft container belonging to Maersk Line.

The police prosecutor, Sergeant Marvellous Ogbonna told the court that the accused committed the offence on September 4, 2017 at about 3pm at No 1, Industrial Estate, Kirikiri.

Ogbonna said the accused unlawfully seized a 40ft container No MSKU1058996 belonging to the leading shipping company. 

The offence, according to the prosecutor, contravened Section 340 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

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The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge brought against him.

Magistrate Adenike Alaka granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned the case till November 27, 2017 for mention.