Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Trial Of Three Lebanese Nationals Facing 24 Counts Of Terrorism, Money Laundering Begins

The federal government, Monday commenced the trial of three Lebanese nationals charged with six charges of terrorism-related offences at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

The prosecutors also filed fresh charges, sixteen counts of money-laundering and illegal importation of goods, among other crimes, against the accused persons. They pleaded not guilty. The prosecution called three witnesses, who were mainly officials of the Department of State Security Service (DSS), to testify in the case.

The foreign nationals – Mustapha Fawaz (49), Abdallah Thahini (48) and Talal Ahmad Roda (51) – were charged along with their companies – Amigo Supermarket and Wonderland Amusement Park Resort.


Among the new charges filed against them, that they conspired and engaged in unlawful importation of prohibited firearms between 1988 and 2008 in Kano.

The prosecution witnesses, who was hooded for security reasons, told the court how they investigated the case and recovered arms and ammunition from the accused persons’ premises.

The first witness identified as DSS1 told the court that he coordinated the investigation and that the accused made voluntary statements where they admitted being members of the militant group, Hezbollah – which has been labelled a terrorist organisation by the United States.

The second witness identified as DSS2, led the team that conducted searches on the Wonderland Park and Amigo Supermarket, where they recovered arms and ammunition.

He, however, stunned the court when, upon being asked to read the inventory of the items recovered from the two premises, (about 45 items) most of the items, except three, were not related to arms and ammunition.

They were common items such computer accessories, SIM cards, travelling documents, camera, and identity card, among others.

The third witness identified as DSS3, told the court how one of the accused persons, Thahini, was arrested at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano with $61,170 while allegedly trying to leave the country.

The trial resumes at noon today (Tuesday), to enable the prosecution file and serve the defence copies of written statements of its remaining five witnesses.

Source:Ynaija

20 comments:

  1. See this useless whites wey wan spoil our country

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    1. They are not whites....they are brown people.

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    2. Lebanese are not white neither are indians.... They r bloody dirty coloured people

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    3. Lebanese re nt whites pls.

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    4. True they aren't Caucasian but what's wrong with colored ppl. I'm black and considered colored. Geez, have some freaking respect.
      But like U guys I'm tired of Nigerians treating foreigners like they're special. U shld see how they treat/view Nigerians

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  2. They wont go and spoil their country.Useless people

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  3. Thievesssssssssssssssssss

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  4. White men and their wahala

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  5. Just sentence them because they treat us worst than that in their country.

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  6. Soft judgement my lord

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  7. It is not over till its over.no be Nigerian government

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  8. Why were they covering their faces. Will their police allow a black man cover his face in their own country.

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  9. It comes to white criminals, naija can show their faces but if the criminals are proper naija pipo , somethn wld be use to cover up their faces inoder for us not to see.... Rubbish

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  10. But guys read the write up, the agency dnt have evidence, what has sim card, computers got to do with bombing....they would be set free if the defense is good...

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  11. the rest are covering their faces that one is covering his head loool

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  12. bush people. Lebanese ppl are not whites o. u all need to leave that bush called nigeria. very soon una go call indians whites. lmbo

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  13. Soledad Fiornco31 July, 2013 07:57

    They have no country!
    Their country is on the brink of civil war!

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  14. Nah lie....dey ve evidence coz firearms were discovered in dere supermarket...it waz shown in d news datz if u watch tv

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