Two Ghanaians implicated in Nigerian pirates’ trial

Two Ghanaians have been implicated in the ongoing trial of the eight suspected Nigerian Pirates, Starr News’ court correspondent Wilberforce Asare has reported.

The two, Joel Yaw Atta and George Opata Okrah, were mentioned in court today, Thursday March 5,2015, as the local representatives of the alleged pirates.

The eight suspected pirates were arrested by the Eastern Naval Command of the Ghana Navy in Tema when they turned and entered the territorial waters of Ghana.

They are facing charges of conspiracy to commit crime and piracy. Their pleas are yet to be taken by the court.

The trial was stalled last week when the suspects, who are said to be at different locations in Accra, were not presented to the court by the police because there was no fuel to transport them.



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