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How 8 Nigerians were Sentenced to Death in UAE, FG Speaks

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The Senior Special Assistant to the President on International Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa has described the death sentence passed on eight Nigerians in United Arab Emirate (UAE) as unlucky, Nigeria news live reports.

Eight Nigerians were sentenced to dying on Wednesday in Sharjah, UAE for a string of robberies at cash exchanges and money machines (ATMs) throughout the emirate in December 2016.

Dabiri-Erewa mentioned this in a press release made accessible to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja

The presidential aide who expressed concern over the development,  nonetheless mentioned the incident was not a precise description of personalities of individuals of Nigeria.

”It’s an unlucky incident, however it isn’t an incident that defines who we’re as a individuals.

”If a number of Nigerians have committed a criminal offense for which they’re being punished, hundreds of Nigerians are doing nice in that same nation and are being appreciated and celebrated.

”Mr President, who meets Nigerians every time he goes on official journeys outside the nation, always appeals to Nigerians to be good ambassadors wherever they’re.

”I have to commend tens of millions of our brothers and sisters excelling everywhere in the world.

“Unhealthy information travels quick and I appeal to the media to help unfold the good news about Nigerians and never focus solely on the once in a while damaging stories,” she mentioned.

All of the convicted Nigerians weren’t recognized by both the Gulf News and Khaleej Times, all UAE native newspapers, that reported the trial.

A total of 20 suspects have been initially held for attacking safety guards in 4 violent attacks at ATMs and cash exchanges across Sharjah in late 2016. Out of the suspects, 9 were convicted.

Eight of them have been sentenced to dying while the  ninth individual was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment.

Among the accused, some confessed to their crimes while others denied the charges levelled against them.

The decision was handed down by Judge Majid Al Muhairi of Sharjah Prison Court on Wednesday.(NAN)

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