Nigeria Court Convicts Iranian of Arms Smuggling

A Nigerian court has sentenced an Iranian national and his Nigerian accomplice to five years in prison over an illegal arms shipment.

Azim Aghajani and Nigerian Usman Abbas Jega were detained in 2010 after authorities in Lagos found 13 shipping containers of weapons declared as construction equipment.

On Monday, a Federal High Court judge convicted the men on four of the five counts against them, but avoided giving them a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

The two men have already served …