Nigeria charges 4 with arms trafficking
Abuja - A Nigerian court has charged an Iranian and three Nigerians with arms trafficking in connection with an arms shipment officials seized last month at Nigeria's busiest port.
The magistrate's court in Abuja said on Thursday that it had charged Iranian national Azeem Aghajani for attempting to import prohibited arms into Nigeria with the intent of sending them to nearby Gambia.
The court also charged three Nigerians, Ali Usman Abass Jega, Aliu Oroji Wamakko and Mohammed Tukur in connection to the seizure.
Aghajani said he needed his embassy to represent him before he could present his plea.
Relations between Nigeria and Iran soured after Nigerian officials seized a hidden shipment of military-grade arms that originated in Iran and passed through the port in Lagos.