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Court rejects bail application by 661 firearms’ importers

The Federal High Court in Lagos, on Thursday, rejected the bail applications filed by five men who allegedly imported 661 pump-action rifles into the country without lawful authority.

The trial judge, Justice Ayokunle Faji, said he would rather grant the case accelerated hearing than release the accused persons on bail in view of the severity of the allegations levelled against them.

The defendants, Mahmud Hassan, Oscar Okafor, Donatus Achinulo, Matthew Okoye, said to be at large, and Salihu Danjuma, had, on Monday, applied to the court seeking to be released on bail pending the determination of the case.

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