01-02-2023 06:28 PM Jerusalem Timing

Three Lebanese Cleared of Nigeria Terror Charges

Three Lebanese Cleared of Nigeria Terror Charges

Three Lebanese were cleared of terrorism charges in Nigeria on Friday.

Three Lebanese were cleared of terrorism charges in Nigeria on Friday.Nigeria

"The Nigerian authorities released Mustapha Fawaz and Abdallah Thahini, while Talal Ahmad Roda's trial is still ongoing for possessing weapons," Lebanese charge d'affaires in Nigeria told FM Adnan Mansour.

Federal High Court Judge Adeniyi Adetokunbo Ademola said Hezbollah "is not an international terrorist organisation in Nigeria" and therefore membership is not criminal.

He said there was "no evidence" that the group was planning an attack or had received "terrorism training" as the prosecution alleged.