Investigation into Nigerian pirates court fiasco

Alleged pirates miss court hearing.

Police deny fuel shortage report; begins investigation into Nigerian pirates court fiasco

Nathan Gadugah

The police administration has begun preliminary investigations into how state officials failed to present suspected Nigerian pirates before an Accra Magistrate Court, Wednesday.

Superintendent Cephas Arthur told JoyNews it is more a case of negligence of duty than a purported shortage of fuel to transport the suspected pirates.

State prosecutor Victor Dosu had told an Adjabeng Magistrate court presided over by Her Worship Efua Sakyi that there was no fuel to transport the nine suspects to the court on Wednesday.

The case had to be adjourned to February 19, 2015 as a result.

However Cephas Arthur is adamant that “lack of fuel can never be cited.” The police surmise negligence of duty and “appropriate sanctions will be taken,” he hinted.

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