6 (incl. Irishman) Detained in Nigeria for Spying for Russia


Nigeria on Tuesday charged six people, including men from Ireland, Israel and Romania, with illegally obtaining classified defense documents which they wanted to pass to the Russian embassy
The information was to be passed on to the defense attache at the Russian Embassy in Nigeria, according to the court papers.
The three foreigners and three Nigerians were brought to court in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, under tight security.
The six face up to 14 years in jail if convicted.

Prosecutors said a Russian and another Irish man connected to the case were still at large.

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