Nigerian arrested at Malawi main airport for illegal possession of forex 

Malawi Police at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in the afternoon hours of Monday arrested a Nigerian national for attempting to externalise 7 000 USD (about MK 5,000.000.), which was hidden in his hand luggage.

Nigerian found with illegal forex

The suspect, identified as Egemonye Christian Chinedu, holder of a Nigerian Passport number A05010761, was apprehended inside the Departures Lounge at around 13 00 hours, as he awaited to board a Nigerian-bound Kenyan Airways flight.

He was physically searched by police officers manning the check point and the said amount  $7 000 was recovered.

However, when he was asked to show supporting  documents, he failed to provide evidence from authorised Forex dealers.

To his defence, Christian said he got the money in Tete Mozambique, where he operates a Clothing Shop.

He claimed that unspecified Officers at the border (Mozambique, Malawi) told him not to worry about the cash. He said the advice made him to overlook the paperwork process because it implied  that there would be no problem to travel out with it.

Currently, the suspect is in Police custody and is expected to appear in court to answer charges of illegal possession of foreign currency and attempting to externalise forex.

Egemonye Chinedu Christian (43) comes from Nnewi in Lagos, Nigeria. He has been in Tete, Mozambique, for the past three years.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Please share this Article if you like Email This Post Email This Post

More From the World

newest oldest most voted
Notify of

These Nigerians are crooks. Government needs to be serious in detecting drugs that these guys bring to Malawi. Our Airports are now ripe than ever before to have sniffer dogs to detect wether Nigerians are bringing drugs or not. These drugs are affecting our boys and girls in the country and the Minister of Home Affairs should be told. Parliament should quickly pass a law that anybody found with drugs must HANG.IMEAN HUNG AND DIE!.


Yes, if the dollars are being taken out of the country without approved paper. The same happens in Nigeria and elsewhere. As a businessman he should have known he was breaking a law.


Why are not arresting chaponda who was found with forex packd in sacks?


What is the law saying? I cannot find anything about it in the penal code.


This is now getting silly. Does possession USD 7000 amount to externalization of forex?

More From Nyasatimes