LAGOS, Nigeria — An
Iranian man charged with orchestrating an illegal arms shipment into
Nigeria pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.
Adhajani and his alleged accomplice, Nigerian national Usman Abbas Jega,
both maintained their innocence during a surprise court hearing in
Lagos, where security agents discovered the shipment Oct. 27.
Authorities have said an
illegal shipment of military-grade arms that originated in Iran and
passed through the port in Lagos was destined for Gambia.