Iranian Arms Import Trial: Court Takes Security Chief’s Evidence In Camera


At the resumed trial of the Iranian, Hazim Anghajani and his Nigerian counterpart, Ali Abass Jega, accused of importing ammunition into Nigeria this morning, the judge, Justice Okechukwu Okeke, ordered all persons not directly involved in the case out of the courtroom.

Only the accused persons, their lawyers and the prosecuting counsel were left in the court.

Justice Okeke made the order when he discovered that the evidence of the next prosecution witness, Brigadier General Oladipupo Olalere, who is in charge of Nigerian Army Armament Procurement, is likely to involve national security.

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As at the time of filing in this report, the trial was being held behind closed door.

—Akin Kuponiyi 

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