Nigeria’s piracy laws

Nigeria still lacks effective piracy legislation.

Stakeholder Wants Legal Framework For Pirates’ Prosecution

In a bid to curb the activities of sea pirates and waterways robbers in Nigerian territorial waters, the Federal Government has been urged to formulate a legal framework to prosecute such offenders in a competent court of jurisdiction.
A stakeholder in Maritime business Chief Ifeanyi Okorie Ibe made the call in an interview with our correspondent in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

Ibe said lack of competent jurisdiction to try all maritime related offences and proper legal framework had been responsible for the high rate of sea piracy and robberies on the waterways.

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