Five Nigerians arrested in Dubai for robbing Bureau De Change

Nigerian men have been arrested in Dubai for allegedly robbing a bureau de change in Sharjah of Dh2.3 million.

The men who were caught on camera entered into the BDC,  and carted away cash.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the president on Diaspora described the men as a disgrace to the country, themselves and their families

The men were identified as Chimuanya Emmanuel Ozo, Benjamin Nwachukwu Ajah, Kingsley Ikenna Nwonka, Toochukwu Leonard Arise and Chile Micah Ndumodu.

“These five boys are a disgrace to this country and an embarrassment. So if UAE decide to be hard on Nigerians then we will complain that they are hard on us.

“But we will continue to say that one bad apple should not spoil the whole bunch. Nigerians are hardworking, intelligent so these few should not spoil the whole bunch because this has made news all over the UAE now.

“We are going to continue to name those who disgrace the country anywhere in the world and we will continue to appeal to Nigerians to be good ambassadors wherever they find themselves.”

If the Nigerian government will protest the execution, she said “We have been doing that. The Nigerian consulate in Saudi Arabia has been talking to Saudi Arabia authorities but I think we need to take it to a higher level now, I mean with 20 on death row, this is the eighth to be killed, we need to engage with the Saudi Arabia authorities more than we have done in the past.

“With 20 Nigerians on death row, we may be able to save those who did not carry out the crime.

“We know that drug issues in Saudi Arabia carried death penalty but we will continue to ensure that we intervene properly on behalf of all our citizens to be sure that at least justice has been done.

“While we condemn drug trafficking in all ramification, let’s ensure we get justice for every Nigerian.”

She also spoke of the connivance of some airlines with drugs syndicates, to put drugs in the bags of passengers.

“Since this law came into force where you ensure baggages are identified, it has reduced.

“The case I am talking about happened between 2016-2017. So it is important you identify your bags, take responsibility for your luggage.

“The Hajj Commission is also working with these airlines to ensure this is done because we do not want an innocent person to be jailed for an offence he or she did not commit.”



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