Nigerian thieves in UAE: Dubai cancels visa for Nigerian Passport holders

Last updated on August 14th, 2021 at 07:18 am

  • They stormed Bureau De Change to steal over N200 million
  • They are all Igbos debate takes over social media

Report from UAE embassy has confirmed that the United Arab Emirates(UAE) has canceled the three months tourist visa for Nigerian passport holders.

Report further says it has been replaced with 1 month, 96 hours and 48 hours UAE tourist Visa till further notice.

The latest action against Nigerians followed the arrest of five Nigerians who obtained ticket in Nigeria for the purpose of robbing a Bureau De Change of the sum of N226.2 million (Dh2.3 million).


The culprits have been identified as:

  • Chimuanya Ozoh,
  • Benjamin Ajah,
  • Kingsley Ngoka,
  • Tochukuw Alisi and
  • Chile Ndunagu.

Report confirmed that the Nigerians stormed a Bureau De Change in Sharjah and carted away Dh2.3 million.

InfomediaNG gathered that the suspects were arrested by Sharjah police and are due for prosecution.

Two employees at the BDC were said to be injured during the operation by the suspects who entered UAE on visit visas, on March 18.

Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police, Major General Saif AlZari Al-Shamsi, on Instagram stressed that Sharjah Police would continue its efforts to eliminate all negative phenomena and reduce theft crimes committed by violators of entry and residency laws.

Al-Shamsi revealed that Sharjah police managed to identify and arrest the five members gang from African nationality, after they broke into Al Ansari Exchange, and seized on more than AED 2 million.

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Colonel Ibrahim Al Ajel, Director of Sharjah Criminal Investigation Department, said that Sharjah Police Central Operations Room received a theft report, and immediately the investigation department officers moved to the scene location.

However, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, had condemned the act of five Nigerians arrested for the alleged robbery of Dh 2.3m in Sharjah Area of Dubai, UAE.

The incidence has sparked serious debate on social media platforms. Some of are asking: Why are they all Igbos?

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