Nigerians are making headlines in Malawi for bad reasons. One has been arrested for infringements committed with regard to the Immigration Laws and another is waiting prosecution for being caught with human body parts.
Department of Immigration has confirmed the arrest of 30-year-old Nigerian, Sunny Agab who attempted to obtain Malawi passport.
He was arrested with a Malawian accomplice Hudson Nkhunga, a former worker of civil aviation department.
The Nigerian who is a student of Roses College in South Africa used the name Samuel Khunga in the application for a Malawian passport. The forms were dully endorsed by Lilongwe District Commission’s office.
Passport fraud in the country is on the rise, as foreigners such as Nigerians, Burundians and Zimbabweans come to get a Malawian passport because nationals are free to travel to many European countries without a visa.
They also want to get Malawi passports so that they should not pay visa fees when entering the country for business.
People are also prepared to enter into bogus marriages to ensure they get Malawian immigrations papers.
A Nigerian businessman Ike Duru aged 55 from Imo State Nigeria faces prosecution after he was arrested when he was implicated as a buyer of private body parts from 32 year old Phulamazira Kang’ombe.
Lilongwe Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) Sub Inspector Kingsley Dandaula said the Nigerian was arrested came after Police arrested Kan’gombe aged 32 from Chikalamu village, Traditional Authority (TA) Njewa in Lilongwe for allegedly beating and cutting off Chimwemwe Chizere Madeya’s private parts.
Kang’ombe is on record to have told the police that he was going to sell the private parts to the Nigerian suspect who would make concoctions to sell in South Africa.
Dandaula said the police found him with the private parts in a plastic bag.
Duru, who runs a shop in Devil Street in Lilongwe but based in Biwi, is still being investigated on his dealings.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :