The Federal High Court (FHC) Port Harcourt on Monday convicted 3 of the 9 accused persons who on 21 March 2020 hijacked an Equatorial Guinea flagged vessel, MV ELOBEY VI off Equatorial Guinea coast.
Justice Ishaq Sani summarily convicted Binaebi Johnson, Daniel Lemmar and Ghane Gordon on Counts 1 and 2.
The three were convicted under the new Anti-Piracy Act 2019 and ordered to pay a fine of N10 Million Naira each on each of the Counts.
It could be recalled that the Nigerian Navy (NN) had arrested Binaebi Johnson, Daniel Lemmar, Ghane Gordon, Hassan Hakeem, Gregory Smith, Ofem Uket, John Mark, Chidi Amadi and Eze Amadi who were suspected to be members of the kidnapping syndicate that undertook the hijacking incident.
It was reported that the kidnappers demanded a $2 million ransom…