No Show At Nigerian Pirates Trial

State attorneys for the second time yesterday failed to show up at an Accra Human Rights Court when lawyers for the two Ghanaians implicated in the alleged hijacking of M.T. Mariam marine oil tanker in Nigeria, had attempted to move a motion for bail.

George Opata Okrah, freight forwarder and Joel Yaw Attah, shipping agent and eight other Nigerians have been severally denied bail by an Adjabeng magistrate court in Accra over charges of conspiracy and piracy.

The prosecution alleges that the accused persons on January 17, 2015 at Tema, near Accra, by force of arms seized the said commercial marine vessel flying the flag of Nigeria under the charge of one captain Chris Ohuoha.

James Odartey Mills and Raynold Twumasi, Lawyers for Opatah and Attah respectively, unsatisfied with the decision of the court to remand their clients again, went to the high court to seek bail.

They are asking the court to order the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) to bail their clients pending the trial of the case at the magistrate court.

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