Court remands 8 Nigerian pirates into prison custody

General News of Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Source: Starrfmonline.com

The eight suspected pirates arrested by the Ghana Navy aboard vessel, MT Mariam, have been remanded into prison custody by the Adjabeng Magistrate Court in Accra.

The Ghana Navy on Saturday, January 17, foiled a pirate attack on a Nigerian cargo vessel, MT Mariam, and captured all eight bandits.

The pirates were armed but no one, including a nine-member crew aboard the vessel, was injured when the Ghana Navy crew aboard GNS BLIKA effected the arrest.

The suspected pirates were on Tuesday charged with conspiracy to commit crime and piracy when they made their first appearance in court.

They have been remanded into prison custody and are expected to reappear in court on February 11 for trial to commence.

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