A federal high court sitting in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria today, adjourned until 28th of November, 2017, for the arraignment of a limited liability company, Elephant Group Limited, and its Managing Director, Tunji Owoeye alleged to have unlawfully imported into Nigeria, urea fertilizer component used in making Improvised Explosive Devices (IDE).

The case was adjourned because the court did not sit. In a criminal charge number, FHC/207C/17 filed before the court by Assistant Chief State Counsel, Department of Public Prosecutions of the Federation, A. K. Alilu, on behalf of Attorney General of the Federation, stated thus:

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE: Improper importation of goods punishable under section 47(1)(c)of the Customs and Excise Management Act Cap C. 45 Laws of the Federation

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE: That you Elephant Group Limited and Tunji Owoeye both of 8 Etal Avenue, Off Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun Ikeja on or about the 29th of August, 2016 while at Lagos State, within the jurisdiction of this honorable court did commit an offense to wit: you were concerned with the importation of 13,199.532mt of urea fertilizer which is composed for making (IDE) Improvised Explosive Devices in respect to the importation of which prohibition is for the time being in force.

Tunji Owoeye

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