Lagos — Justice Okechukwu Okeke of a Lagos Federal High Court, will on February 19 arraign 15 Russians over alleged illegal importation of firearms and ammunitions into Nigeria.
The accused are: Myre Seadiver, 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.
According to the charge, the accused are alleged to have entered into Nigerian territorial waters without due clearance and license.
They are also charged with non declaration of the goods carried on board their ship named MV MYRE SEADIVER.
The alleged offences contravene both the provisions of the Firearms Act, Cap F28, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, and the Miscellaneous offence Act, Cap M17 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.