Nigeria Court Grants Russians Bail

Lagos — A Lagos Federal High Court granted bail to 15 Russian sailors charged with alleged unlawful importation of arms to Nigeria.

00201270-bf7bfe0b9b5f771641632b9ea4cc5410-arc495x324-w495-us1Presiding judge,Justice Okechukwu Okeke released to the Russian Ambassador in Nigeria as a bail condition.

Presiding judge,Justice Okechukwu Okeke also granted bail to the vessel “MV Myre Seadiver” in a bond of 500,000 dollars to be obtained from First Bank Plc.

The accused are: Zhelyazkov Andrey, Savchenko Sergel, Chichkanov Vasily, Varlygin Igor, Komilov Alexander, Lopatin Alexey and Baranovskly Nikolay.

Others are: Mishin Pavel, Llia Shubov, Dimitry Bannyrh, Alexander Tsarikov, Kononov Sergel, Korotchenko Andrey, Vorobev Mikhail, and Stepan Oleksiuk.

The accused are charged together with their vessel, on four-counts, bodering on alleged unlawful importation, and possession of firearms, as well non declaration of the content of the vessel.

The judge adjourned the case to April 10 for hearing.




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