A Nigerian businessman, Zanna Bukar Mandara, was sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment on July 31, after being found guilty of charges involving an abortive plot to overthrow the Nigerian government.
GV Police vehicle arrives at courthouse.
SV Police officer waves people past courthouse. (2 SHOTS)
SV Zanna Bukar Mandara gets out of vehicle and walks into courthouse.
SV & GV Police outside court.
SV ZOOM INTO SCU Mandara's lawyer, Chief Rotimi Williams, walks into courthouse.
SV Mandara leaves court after sentencing with police escort.
SV Journalists outside courthouse and Mandara gets into police van. (2 SHOTS)
SV Police van leaves.
Background: A Nigerian businessman, Zanna Bukar Mandara, was sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment on July 31, after being found guilty of charges involving an abortive plot to overthrow the Nigerian government. The prosecution and demanded that Mandara be imprisoned for planning the coup earlier this year. He was found guilty of attempting to recruit an army officer and several non-commissioned officers in the Nigerian Army and trying to find other soldiers to support the coup attempt. He was also charged with plotting to kill the Nigerian President, Shehu Shagari, and inciting soldiers to mutiny. The prosecution alleged that Mandara planned to invite Libyan troops to Nigeria to Nigeria to support the new government which he wanted to set up.