We reported that five suspected Nigerian armed robbers have been arrested in the United Arab Emirate, UAE, for robbing a Bureau De Change of the sum of N226.2 million (Dh2.3 million), 48 hours after arriving the country.
While briefing State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora Matters, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, described the actions of the five Nigerian men as disgraceful and embarrassing.
She listed the five as Chimuanya Emmanuel Ozo, Benjamin Nwachukwu Ajah, Kingsley Ikenna Ngoka, Toochukwu Leonard Alusi and Chile Micah Ndunagu. And said that their action was disgraceful and has brought shame to the country and families of the culprits.
“These five boys are a disgrace to this country and an embarrassment. So if UAE decides to be hard on Nigerians, then we will complain that they are hard on us.
“But we will continue to say that one bad apple should not spoil the whole bunch. Nigerians are hardworking, intelligent so these few should not spoil the whole bunch because this has made news all over the UAE now.
“We are going to continue to name those who disgrace the country anywhere in the world and we will continue to appeal to Nigerians to be good ambassadors wherever they find themselves.”