Police arraigns three men for illegally boarding MSC, Maersk ships in Lagos

Nigerian-Police

Two men, identified as Kelvin Wessey (25) and Odiyeye Abiye (25) were on Friday arraigned before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court for attempting to stowaway.

Both pleaded guilty to the one-count charge against them.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Adeniyi Balogun told the court that the accused committed the offence on March 10, 2018 at about 7am at Tin-Can Island Port, Apapa.

“Wessey and Abiye entered MSC Paola vessel without purchasing ticket with the intention of travelling to France,”Balogun said.

According to the prosecutor, the offence contravenes Sections 400 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, O.S Abioye adjourned the case till March 23, 2018 for facts and sentence. 

In a related development, a 28-year-old man, Micheal Odogwu was on Friday arraigned before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court for also attempting to illegally board a vessel.

He pleaded guilty to the one-count charge against him.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Adeniyi Balogun told the court that the accused committed the offence on March 4, 2018 at about 7am at Tin-Can Island Port, Apapa.

“Odogwu entered Maersk Chennai vessel without purchasing ticket with the intention of travelling to France,”Balogun said.

According to the prosecutor, the offence contravenes Sections 400 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, A.S Okubule adjourned the case till March 22, 2018 for facts and sentence.  

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