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Monjasa's appeal case in Nigeria swept aside

The defense team in the case concerning oil fraud off the coast of Nigeria was unable to convince the judge that the alleged crime, which involves Monjasa, among others, occurred outside the country's territorial waters.

The first court hearings in Lagos did probably not go as the companies and individuals charged with oil fraud off the country's coast were hoping for.

The defense attorney for the 14 individuals charged with committing the fraud was unable to convince the judge that the alleged crime occurred in international waters, and that the case is therefore not within jurisdiction of the Nigerian authorities, reports Nigerian daily The Nation.

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