- The federal government has condemned the action of Nigerians who were arrested for alleged theft in Dubia
- The five Nigerians were said to have invaded an exchange centre in Sharjah area of Dubai and stile 2.3 million Dinars
- The federal government said their attitude does not represent the good characters of other citizens of the country
The federal government has criticized the action of five Nigerians who were arrested for alleged robbery of Dh 2.3 million Dinars in Sharjah area of Dubai, United Arab Emirate (UAE).
The senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa said this in a statement on Tuesday, April 2, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The five arrested Nigerians were accused to have on Sunday, March 31, swooped on a money exchange centre in Sharjah and made away with 2.3 million Dinars before they were arrested.
The five suspected Nigerians are said to be on visitors visas to Dubai and they are Chimuanya Ozoh, Benjamin Ajah, Kingsley Ngoka, Tochukwu Alisi and Chile Ndunagu.
The men, according to police, forcefully enter the centre and destroyed the glass barrier between the customers and staff and took away money in different currencies.
Abike Dabiri said the attitude of the Nigerians is a shameful act that does not go with the excellent character of Nigerians.
She also cautioned other Nigerians living abroad to be good examples and representatives of the country and avoid any activity that could dishonor the nation.
The senior special assistant also urged embassies to screen applicants well for visas in order to ensure that are well behaved.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that on the Abuja-Kaduna road in the evening of Monday, April 1, with some passengers allegedly abducted by the assailants.
The incident allegedly resulted in a standstill as fear gripped the travelers.
The report said the attackers also robbed travellers of their possessions and caused several crashes because they forced vehicles on high speed to stop abruptly.
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