Eight Nigerians Sentenced To Death Over 2016 Robbery In UAE

April 20, 2019
150 Views

Eight Nigerians have been sentenced to death in Sharjah, United Arab Emirate (UAE), for robbery crimes committed in December 2016.

The sentence is coming less than three weeks after five Nigerians, who allegedly robbed a bureau de change in Sharjah, were arrested.

According to Gulf News, an online platform in UAE, Majid Al Muhairi of Sharjah criminal court delivered the verdict after the suspects were found guilty of carrying out a string of armed robbery attacks at money exchanges and cash machines across the emirate in 2016.

A total of 20 suspects were initially held for attacking security guards in four violent attacks staged to ambush security trucks that were transporting money boxes to and from automated teller machines (ATMs), and money exchanges across Sharjah.

The gang was all said to be in the country on visit visas.

Out of 20 suspects, nine were convicted while eight were sentenced to death. The ninth man was sentenced to six months in prison followed by deportation for possession of stolen money.

They were said to have made away with over Dh1,700,000, a sum of which only a portion has been recovered, as the convicts had reportedly divided the money among themselves and transferred it to Nigeria.

Mohammed Rimi, Nigerian ambassador to UAE, had said a total of 446 Nigerians are currently serving different terms in the emirates for crimes ranging from possession of hard drugs to engaging in robbery.

You may be interested

For How Long Is My Motor Insurance Policy Valid?
Business
5 shares72 views
Business
5 shares72 views

For How Long Is My Motor Insurance Policy Valid?

Webby - September 12, 2022

When purchasing auto insurance, you can tailor many aspects, including the types of coverage you select, the amount of your…

It is dangerous – Sowore reacts as Court stops Peter Obi supporters from gathering at Lekki
News
News

It is dangerous – Sowore reacts as Court stops Peter Obi supporters from gathering at Lekki

Webby - September 28, 2022

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore has condemned the court order which stopped Peter Obi’s…

HURIWA slams Senate over silence on Buhari’s impeachment
News
4 views
News
4 views

HURIWA slams Senate over silence on Buhari’s impeachment

Webby - September 28, 2022

Spread the love  Prominent civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), on Wednesday, lambasted the 9th…

Atiku lists 5-point agenda as PDP inaugurates General Elections Council
News
News

Atiku lists 5-point agenda as PDP inaugurates General Elections Council

Webby - September 28, 2022

Spread the loveThe presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday listed his…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.