The trial of five seven suspected pirates who were caught with arms and ammunition resumed Tuesday at the Federal High Court in Lagos. They were arrested on a vessel by men of the Nigerian Navy for alleged piracy and dealing in petroleum products without authorisation. The defendants were accused of violating laws on money laundering and firearms prohibition. They include the vessel, MT Dejikun, Umarama Ovuiro, Adesola Peter, Collins Harrison, Paul Adeyemi, Adedeji Joshua, Samuel Oluwafemi and Abdulrahman Kabir (also known as Tunde).
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