The action of five Nigerians arrested for robbing a bureau de Change in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has led the authorities to suspend the issuance of three months tourist visa to Nigerians.
The suspension is coming barely two days after five Nigerians were arrested for robbing a Bureau de Change operator of Dh2.3 million (N225.4 million) in Sharjai, Dubai.
The suspects were identified as Chimuanya Emmanuel Ozoh, Benjamin Nwachukwu Ajah, Kingsley Ikenna Ngoka, Tochukwu Leonard Alisi and Chile Micah Ndunagu.
A travels and tours firm, Afric Holidays, announced this in a statement through its Instagram page.
The statement read, “Nigerian Passport holders are no longer eligible to three months UAE Tourist Visa.
“Nigerian Passport holders are now restricted to one month, 96 hours and 48 hours UAE Tourist Visas till further notice.”
The suspects would have returned with over 250 Million Naira of funds robbed in UAE if not that they were caught by the police.
Also in the same vein, a lot of Nigerians have been executed for drugs/drug related offences and many on death row for the same crime- drugs.
Below are the lists;
THOSE EXECUTED FOR DRUGS IN SAUDI ARABIA
1. Yusuf Yekini Ajiboye 2. Adebayo Adeniyi 3. Mohammed Abubakar 4. Mohammed Issa 5. Ibrahim Ciroma 6. Biola Ologunro
THOSE ON DEATH ROW FOR DRUGS IN SAUDI ARABIA
1. Idris Adepoju 2. Abdulrimi Ajibola 3. Jimoh Lawal 4. Tunde Ibraheem 5. Amode Sulaman 6. Hafis Amosun 7. Aliu Mohammed 8. Babatunde Jimoh9. Abdulrasaq Lawal 10. Yekini Oladeji11. Abubakar Danmusa12. Kawu Muhammed 13. Madinah Yahaya 14. Awalu Muhammed 15. Kafilat Oljide 16. Ayisa Rufai17. Abdulraman Mu’azu, 18. Abdulraman Durojaye 19. Abubakar Usman 20. Sunny Osagie21. Emeka Ogu 22. Issa Abu.