Customs arraigns Chinese for unlawful exportation of wood

The Nigeria Customs Service (NSC) yesterday arraigned a Chinese, Zhu Jinxin, at the Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly attempting to export several logs of wood that was prohibited.

The prosecution said he brought the wood in a container to Tin-Can port to be exported to China last November 16.

NCS said he did so notwithstanding an export prohibition on the wood which was in force at the time.

The alleged offence, the Service said, is contrary to Section 64(1)(b) of the Customs and Excise Management Act, Cap C45 of Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

Jinxin pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge.

Justice Hadiza Shagari granted him bail for N10 million with two sureties.

Trial will begin on October 4.

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