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FG opposes bail for illegal firearms importers

The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation on Monday made a passionate plea to the Federal High Court in Lagos not to release a five-man gang who allegedly imported 661 pump-action rifles into the country without lawful authority.

The prosecuting counsel from the office of the AGF, K. A. Fagbemi, while opposing the bail applications filed by the accused persons, told the court that it would not be healthy for them to be released on bail.

Fagbemi, who noted that one of the five accused persons was still at large, said that it was not even healthy for the court to release the other four on bail as their lives might be at risk.

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