Chinese Nationals Arraigned For Allegedly Importing Fake Tyres

Chinese Nationals Charged For Allegedly Importing Fake TryesTwo Chinese nationals, Tao Shen and Jing Yau, on Wednesday appeared before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos over charges bordering on alleged importation of fake tyres.

Shen, 36, and Yau, 22, were charged alongside a Nigerian, Chinedu Madubuike, and two companies, Sino Nig. Import and Export Ltd., and Nedeca International Ltd., on four counts bordering on importation of substandard products.

In the charge, the defendants were said to have committed the offence in February 2017 by allegedly conspiring to import tyres which do not meet the relevant Nigeria industrial standard.

They were also alleged to have stuffed various sizes of tyres into one, knowing same to be in a dangerous state, or injurious to human life.

However, their arraignment could not proceed, owing to the absence of a Chinese interpreter to translate the charges to them.

The trial judge, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, consequently ordered that an interpreter be produced in court at the next adjourned date for the defendants to take their plea.

Justice Olatoregun adjourned their arraignment till March 20, adding that the defendants be returned to custody where they came from.

Channels Television Debunks Reports Of Cameraman’s Arrest

inspection-of-election-materialsChannels Television has debunked reports published by some Nigerian dailies, saying its cameraman, Chinedu Madubuike, was arrested.

The Punch Newspaper on page five of its Wednesday, August 5, 2015, publication that the cameraman was arrested at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abia by some police officers, which is not true.

Clarifying the report, Channels Television said Mr Madubuike, who was covering the proceedings at the Abia State Election Petition Tribunal at the premises of Abia High Court, was only asked to stop recording.

Media houses had reported that he was whisked away by police officers, as he was covering the proceedings.