South Africa: Over 6,000 Nigerians are under crime investigation - High commissioner

South Africa: Over 6,000 Nigerians are under crime investigation - High commissioner

- Over 6,000 Nigerians are being investigated for various crimes in South Africa

- The disclosure was made by the Nigeria’s high commissioner to South Africa, Ambassador Kabir Bala

- According to the envoy, the investigations are on drug-related offences, murder, fraud and armed robbery

Nigeria’s high commissioner to South Africa, Ambassador Kabir Bala, has said that over 6,000 Nigerians are being investigated for various crimes in the country.

The disclosure was made on Wednesday, while the high commissioner was speaking to Channels Television at his office.

Legit.ng gathers that the envoy stated that the investigations were on drug-related offences, murder, fraud and armed robbery.

According to him, the statistics are from the South African Police Service.

He said: “We have to look at it from a proper perspective so that we don’t tilt the balance. And then we overlook the fact that some of our nationals engage in things that are not legal here.

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“We have 6,089 of them having cases that are being concluded or investigated and some of them in prison, we have them."

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Ahmad Lawan, the Senate president, voiced deep displeasure over the rising rate of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

Lawan expressed his dissatisfaction on Monday, July 15, as he hosted Bobby Moroe, the country's high commissioner to Nigeria, during the latter's visit on a mission to look into causes of such attacks and possible ways to end them.

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In his remarks condemning the awful trend, Lawan stated that so far, 118 Nigerians had been murdered in South Africa of which 13 of them were killed by policemen in the country.

He said: “We in the parliament must speak and prevent any further killings. These killings must stop. This is the era of social media where the corpse of a victim may spark violence that may go beyond the control of the government."

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