Nigeria grants bail to Iranian held over arms shipment
A court in Nigeria has granted bail to an Iranian man charged with arms trafficking after an illegal shipment of weapons was intercepted in October.
Judge Ishaq Bello of the high court in the capital, Abuja, set the amount at 20m naira ($131,150; £84,940).
Azim Aghajani - Arms Trafficker and member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps
Azim Aghajani, identified by court documents as a Tehran-based businessman and member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps, says he is not guilty.
Three Nigerians have also been charged in connection with the incident.
The weapons, which included rockets, shells, mortars, grenades and ammunition hidden among building materials, were found on a ship docked at seaport of Apapa, in Lagos.