Azim Aghajani, right, an Iranian citizen, charged with orchestrating an illegal arms shipment into Nigeria from Iran is led away, after sentencing, at the Federal High Court, in Lagos

 

              Azim Aghajani, right, an Iranian citizen, charged with orchestrating an illegal arms shipment into Nigeria from Iran is led away,  after sentencing,  at the Federal High Court, in Lagos
Azim Aghajani, right, an Iranian citizen, charged with orchestrating an illegal arms shipment into Nigeria from Iran is led away, after sentencing, at the Federal High Court, in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, May 13, 2013. . An Iranian and his Nigerian accomplice were sentenced to five years in prison Monday over a plot they orchestrated to smuggle a shipment of military-grade weapons including mortar rounds into West Africa. Both Azim Aghajani and his accomplice Usman Abbas Jega pleaded for leniency in the hearing, which saw Justice Okechukwu J. Okeke avoid giving the men a maximum sentence of life in prison. The two men already have served more than two years in prison waiting for trial, time which will count toward their release. (AP Photos/Sunday Alamba)