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The Federal Government has charged a firm, Elephant group Limited and its managing Director Tunji Owoeye at the Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly importing fertilizer with explosives-making components.

The prosecution said the defendants, last August 29 at 8, Etal Avenue, Off Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun Ikeja, committed an offence by importing 13,199.532mt of Urea Fertilizer.

According to the charge, the product has a component for making Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), and was under ban as at the time it was imported.

The charged, numbered FHC/207C/17, was filed by an Assistant Chief State Counsel in the Department of Public Prosecutions of the Federation A. K. Alilu on behalf of the Attorney-General of the Federation.

The alleged offence contravenes Section 47(1)(c) of the Custom and Excise Management Act Cap C. 45 Laws of the Federation 2004.
Their arraignment was stalled Monday due to the absence of Justice Mojisola Olatoregun.

The defendants are expected to take their pleas on November 28.


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