Navy seeks special court to try maritime crimes

Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas. PHOTO CREDIT: Channels TV


The Nigerian Navy has advocated the establishment of special court to try maritime offences, saying it was necessary to expeditiously dispense maritime cases.

The position of the service came as it said lack of enough ships to cover Nigeria’s waters was in no small measures, affecting the war against maritime crimes in the country.

The Chief of Naval Staff,Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, while speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, appealed that certain courts in the country be designated maritime court to handle maritime cases.

Represented by the Chief of Policy and Plans, Naval Headquarters, Rear Admiral Begroy Ibe-Enwo; Ibas said, “It is just for the Attorney-General of the Federation and the executive arm to execute it.” 

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