Thursday, April 21, 2011

Uncle of Najibullah Zazi To Turn State's Evidence In NYC Subway Terror Case

The uncle of Najibullah Zazi is going to turn state's evidence against him in cases against Zazi's father and another accomplice.
Naqib Jaji secretly pleaded guilty last year to obstructing justice in connection with the destruction of bomb-making materials stored at his Colorado home in September 2009, court papers unsealed this week say.

Zazi and fellow plotters attended an Al Qaeda training camp in Pakistan and planned to carry out the suicide attack to coincide with an 9/11 anniversary.

His uncle told investigators he found jugs of toilet bowl cleanser, bottles of nail polish, protective masks, goggles and a scale in his garage.

He confronted Zazi, who told him he was using the chemicals "to manufacture a fertility medicine," court papers say.

Jaji and Najibullah's father directed their wives and a cousin to dispose of the materials after they learned the FBI was onto the bomb plot.

Jaji, who works as a taxi driver, is expected to testify against accused Zazi accomplice Adis Medunjanin and Zazi's father, Mohammed, in the coming year.
Najibullah Zazi and another accomplice, Zarein Ahmedzay, entered guilty pleas in 2010 to conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction, conspiring to commit murder in a foreign country, and providing material support to a terrorist organization (al Qaeda).

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