Nigerian pirate arrested in South Africa, handed over to Dutch authorities

A Nigerian pirate linked to the Dutch-flagged freight ship hijack in 2018, has been arrested in South Africa and handed over to Dutch authorities. 

 

The identification of the 29-year-old Nigerian suspect was not launched, however it was learnt that he has already been handed a two weeks jail sentence as investigation continues. 

 

The Nigerian man who was arrested late final yr in South Africa and flown to the Netherlands on Thursday December 5, was accused of being one of many pirates who hijacked the FWN Rapide which was crusing beneath a Dutch flag in April final yr off the coast of western Africa.

 

Netherlands Public Prosecution Service in its assertion, mentioned 11 of the ship’s 14-strong crew have been taken hostage and held in the jungles of Nigeria and Cameroon earlier than being launched in Could 2018 after the delivery firm paid a ransom. 

 

A Dutch Decide ordered that the Nigerian man be remanded in jail whereas investigation continues after a closed door listening to on Friday December 6. 

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