Tuesday, January 08, 2013

15 Russians arrested for arms deal

мои друзья, это не хорошо, почему вы посылаете оружия нигерийцев из России, нам не нужно оружие, мы нуждаемся в пище

The 15 man Russian crew, alleged to have imported weapon to Nigeria have been handed over to Nigerian police for prosecution The crew was formally handed over to the men of the Special Fraud Unit, Force Criminal Investigation Department at the Western Naval Command, Apapa, Lagos.

  About 8,598 ammunition, 14 AK47 rifles and 20 Benelli MRI rifles were recovered from the Russian ship, Merchant Vessel Myre Sea Diver, Avatiu, after the ship was searched. the decision of the navy to hand over investigation to the Nigerian Police suggest that the 15 man crew have a case to answer and according to the Police the Deputy Commissioner of Police, SFU, Bashiru Muazu, who said  "we will ensure that a thorough investigation is carried out. “We will also ensure speedy and quality investigation as well as prosecution of the suspects if need be. But for now, we will detain the Russians until we complete our investigation.
He furthers stressed that,
“So far, we have no clue as to the owner of the arms and ammunition or where the suspects were carrying them to; but that is what we intend to find out.”