Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Navy Hands Over Illegal Russian Immigrants To Police

15 Russian nationals and their vessel, were intercepted on the 19th of October 2012 for illegal entry into Nigeria’s territorial waters by the Nigerian Navy, have been handed over to the police.
Parading the illegal immigrants at the Naval Base in Apapa, the Commander of the Naval Fleet NNS Beecroft, Commodore Martins Njokwu, said various assault weapons were discovered in their  vessel.
The Russian crew claim they were heading to Senegal en route Nigeria, Albeit without requisite permission.
On board the MIRE Seadiver vessel were series of AK 47 rifles and bullets stored in cookie jars.
The arms were discovered after preliminary investigations by the Navy and are now being handed over to the Nigerian Police Force for prosecution.

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