The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday ordered the remand of three men in Kuje Prison, for alleged illegal dealing in crude oil.
The defendants, Abdul Abdulzaiz, Ibrahim Taiwo and Aliyu Kayode, are facing a four-count charge, bordering on conspiracy, unlawful dealing in crude oil and other related offences.
The prosecutor, Samuel Edosa, informed the court that the defendants, on April 30, were arrested at Kabba in Kogi with 40 litres of crude oil.
He told the court that the offences contravened Section 3( 6) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act CAP M17 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
Edosa , however, urged the court to grant his application for the defendants to be remanded in prison until the next adjourned date, when he would present his witnesses.
The defendants, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, were however not represented by a counsel.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, ordered their remand in Kuje Prison, and adjourned the matter until Oct. 12.