Nigeria’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Ambassador Kabir Bala
has revealed that over 6,000 Nigerians are being investigated by the
South African authorities for various crimes. 

The High Commissioner said the statistics which is from the South
African Police Service also revealed that the crimes centered
on drug-related offences, murder, fraud and armed robbery. 

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“We have to look at it from a proper perspective so that we don’t
tilt the balance. And then we overlook the fact that some of our
nationals engage in things that are not legal here.

“We have 6, 089 of them having cases that are being concluded or
investigated and some of them in prison, we have them,” he said.

Admitting that the figures gotten after a diplomatic meeting which
had South Africa’s Police Minister Bheki Cele and other top police
officials present were shocking, Bala told Channels Television that
these Nigerians have the right to a fair trial before being convicted
according to the country’s laws if found guilty. 

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