The identities of five Nigerian suspected armed robbers who were arrested in Sharjah, United Arab Emirate for robbing a Bureau De Change of the sum of N226.2 million (Dh2.3 million) have been revealed and it turns out they are all of Igbo extraction.
The culprits, who reportedly stormed a Bureau De Change in Sharjah and carted away Dh2.3 million, are Chimuanya Ozoh, Benjamin Ajah, Kingsley Ngoka, Tochukuw Alisi and Chile Ndunagu
The Sharjah police has already arrested the robbers.
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.
Major General Saif AlZari Al-Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police, 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.
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.
A statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, spokesperson of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, 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 was not in accordance with “the good character of Nigerians”.
Dabiri-Erewa also advised embassies to screen applicants for and ensure they are of good character before issuing visas to them.