The Ghana Navy on Saturday January 17, foiled a pirate attack on a Nigerian cargo vessel, MV Mariam and captured all eight bandits.
The eight suspected pirates arrested by the Ghana Navy aboard vessel, MV Mariam have been remanded into Police custody by an Accra Magistrate Court in Accra further investigations.
The vessel, MV Mariam, was carrying about 1,500 tonnes of crude oil at the time it was hijacked.
The suspected pirates were Tuesday charged with conspiracy to commit crime and piracy when they made their first appearance in court.
They have been remanded and are expected to reappear in court on February 11, for trial to commence.
The eight have been charged with conspiracy to commit crime and piracy.