Nigerian Pleads Guilty To Helping Al-Qaeda, Lawal Babafemi Faces 30 Years In Prison
April 30, 2014 – Nigerian Man Pleads Guilty To Helping Al-Qaeda In Yemen, Lawal Olaniyi Babafemi Faces 30 Years In Prison
A Nigerian man, Lawal Babafemi has pleaded guilty in New York to charges he took part in a Yemen-based al-Qaida faction’s efforts to spread propaganda intended to encourage terror attacks.
Lawal Olaniyi Babafemi entered the plea on Tuesday to charges of providing material support to al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. He faces up to 30 years in prison at his August sentencing in federal court in Brooklyn.
The 33-year-old Babafemi was extradited last year from Nigeria. U.S. prosecutors say he traveled to Yemen in 2010 to help the al-Qaida group recruit English speakers for its media operations.
The operations included publication of an online magazine for aspiring terrorists. The magazine has published recipes for homemade bombs and suggested targets in the United States and elsewhere. [NAN]