- The federal government has condemned the robbery of a store in Dubai by five Nigerians
- Abike Dabiri said the action of the Nigerians was not a reflection of the country
- The five Nigerians were arrested by security operatives
The federal government has condemned the action of five Nigerians 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 by her media aide Abdur-Rahman Balogun on Tuesday, April 2, in Abuja.
The five Nigerians had on Sunday allegedly stormed a money exchange centre in Sharjah and fled with 2.3 million Dinars before they were arrested by the Dubai Police.
The five suspects who were on visitors visas to Dubai include Chimuanya Ozoh, Benjamin Ajah, Kingsley Ngoka, Tochukwu Alisi and Chile Ndunagu.
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According to the police, the men barged into the exchange and smashed the glass barrier between the customers and the staff, stole the money in multiple currencies and fled.
The presidential aide said the action of the five Nigerians is condemnable. She described the action of the Nigerians in a foreign land as despicable and shameful as it is not in accordance with good character of Nigerians.
Dabiri-Erewa, however, warned Nigerians living abroad to be good ambassadors of the country and desist from tarnishing the good image of Nigeria.
She also advised embassies to screen applicants for visa and ensure that they are of good character.
Legit.ng had reported that Abike Dabiri who is the chairman of the National Diaspora Commission said that eight Nigerians have been executed by the Saudi Arabian government over drug-related offences.
Daily Trust reports that Dabiri revealed this on Tuesday, April 2 at the State House while also speaking about the execution of a Nigerian woman in the same country for drug trafficking.
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