US court jails Nigerian for gun-running

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(m) at 5-01-2011 07:20PM (9 years ago)

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A federal judge in Greenbelt, Maryland, United States has sentenced a Nigerian, Mr. Emenike Nwankwoala, to more than three years in prison for shipping guns and ammunition to Nigeria, the Associated Press reports.
Nwankwoala, 50, a former state probation officer, was sentenced on Monday in the US District Court in Greenbelt. Prosecutors said Nwankwoala told an undercover agent from Immigration and Customs Enforcement that he had been buying shotguns and shipping them to Nigeria for the past decade, turning a large profit. Nwankwoala told the agent that he hid the guns in shipping containers with vehicles.
An Iranian, Azim Aghajani, who allegedly conspired with three Nigerians - Ali Usman Abbas Jega, Aliyu Oroji Wamako and Muhammad Tukur Umar - to import 13 containers laden with rockets and other ammunition into Nigeria on October 25, 2010, was granted bail on December 23, 2010 by an Abuja High Court.
The Iranian had been in the custody of the State Security Service since November 25 when he was arraigned before an Abuja Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Wuse Zone 2 alongside his alleged co-conspirators.
Late last year, the Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Customs Service made a wave of seizures of weapons and military vehicles at the Lagos ports.
The Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Emmanuel Ogbor, on November 23, 2010 told newsmen in Lagos that eight military trucks were seized by the Nigerian Navy at Tin Can Island Port, Apapa, Lagos. Speaking at a news conference in Lagos, Ogbor said the trucks were covered with a camouflage tarpaulin and were neatly tucked into a container.
“Items found in the trucks included a Chevrolet double cabin vehicle covered with a camouflage tarpaulin spread neatly tucked into a container. Inside the vehicle were some pistols, hundreds of live ammunition, bulletproof jackets, military boots and sundry prohibited related items. Heavy duty military trucks used for the movement of troops and logistics were also impounded by the command. The trucks are seven and are painted in military colour.”
Also on November 23, the Area Controller, Tin Can Island, NCS, Mr. Austen Warikoru, displayed two pistols and 1,431 rounds of ammunition discovered in a vehicle brought into the country from the US in a container.
Speaking at a news conference in Lagos, he said, “The concealment of contraband items arm and ammunitions was in a 40ft container UESU 456777/3. The suspects, Mr. Ifeanyi Edom, who is the clearing agent and the purported brother inlaw to the importer, Mr. Ume Uzoezie, are in Customs custody. The container was re-examined on November 20, 2010 in the presence of the suspects.”
He stated that the container contained two used pistols, one AR-7 Explorer with S/No A124431-CAL.22 and AMPSOR 206 CAL. 38 Special with serial no A946122. He gave the details of the ammunitions as 1100 rounds of Remington brand of 22 calibre bullets, 100 Remington special of 32 calibre; 100 Monarch brand of 38 calibre and 31 Acquita (Super-maxim) of 22 calibre.
Other items discovered in the container were used clothes, various gifts items, personal belongings and four cars.
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onyin (f) at 5-01-2011 07:22PM
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ok.happy new year.
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ILOVEIT (m) at 5-01-2011 07:23PM
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@poster on the wrong place ok!

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onyin (f) at 5-01-2011 07:24PM
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lol
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ILOVEIT (m) at 5-01-2011 07:25PM
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lal happy new year too lul

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mydicksweet (m) at 5-01-2011 07:29PM
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Hmmm una no go stop all dis kind..............hisssssssssss
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SNYPER (m) at 5-01-2011 07:30PM
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SNYPER (m) at 5-01-2011 07:32PM
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MDS i throw salute.
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BraveOne (f) at 5-01-2011 08:14PM
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Good work !
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mazi (m) at 6-01-2011 01:38AM
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very romantic!
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diplomatik (f) at 6-01-2011 01:39AM
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lol

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cadanre (f) at 6-01-2011 01:13PM
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I have said it in one of my posts on NP that most of the criminals who spoils NIGERIAN name abroad a emekas. Let me quote: United States has sentenced a Nigerian, Mr. Emenike Nwankwoala, to more than three years in prison for shipping guns and ammunition to Nigeria,

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cadanre (f) at 6-01-2011 01:18PM
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MY DEAR NORTHERNERS, DO NOT TRY TO EMULATE THESE CRIMINALS AS I HAVE SEEN SOME OF YOU STARTED TO DO. ANYBODY GET INVOLVED INTO SUCH KIND OF THING MUST FACE THE WRATH OF THE LAW. DO NOT INDULGE INTO THIS KIND OF BAD BUSINESS. BE WHAT YOU ARE, DO NOT TRY TO EMULATE THE BAD ONES OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE BAD.

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