Thursday, August 13, 2015

U.S sentences Nigerian who joined Al Qaeda to 22 years

Nigerian man Lawal Babafemi, 35, was sentenced to 22 years in prison in Federal District Court in Brooklyn on Wednesday. This comes after he plead guilty in April 2014 to providing and conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist group.

During the sentencing, Mr. Babafemi told the Judge - John Gleeson that he was “extremely sorry” and that he has now denounced Al Qaeda.

“It’s hard to conjure a more serious offense,” Judge Gleeson said as he handed down the sentence adding that Mr. Babafemi’s recent denunciations of terrorism factored slightly in his favor. “I wish I had a better feel for how genuine it is,” the judge concluded

Read more about his case here.

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