Mumbai: Seven more Nigerian nationals held for firing on policemen

Mumbai: The Byculla police have arrested seven more Nigerian nationals for allegedly opening fire on policemen and possessing drugs. Those arrested have been identified as Obita Ennamdi (25), Ojjhannadi Ifaani (23), Jajhe Chukuwoma (28), Obina Ugvezi (28), Diba Naki (38), Chidibere Okoli (28) and Miachel Uchezimba (45). While Ennamdi and Ifaani were picked up first with 25 grams MD drug, 15 grams cocaine and 4 mobile phones.

The duo later helped the cops to nab the remaining accused from which which the police seized 10 live cartridges, 7 passports, 55 grams cocaine, cash worth RS 3,80,000, lecstacy mixing powder, 15 mobile phones, 2 knives and weighing scales. “In total we have arrested 14 Nigerian nationals, 1 revolver, 13 cartridges, 575 grams MD drug, 80 grams cocaine, 110 grams brown sugar, cash worth RS 4,22,000, 31 mobile phones and 2 knives.

The accused have been remanded to police custody till Friday and all the accused have been booked under sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Indian Arms Act and Maharashtra Police Act and Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act,” said a police officer. Earlier the police had Seven Nigerian nationals have been arrested on Saturday for opening fire from a gun on policemen who were chasing them while they were trying to sell drugs in the central suburbs of the city.

Those arrested have been identified as Christ Daila (25) and Dan Okonoko (25), Chukus Chukoni (27), Chukuvaizik Aniamwoo (41), Jyul Idayge (40), Nyanamadi Okoro (38) and John Nonso (22).According to the Byculla police the previous arrest was made after 30 minutes of firing incident at Chinchpokli railway station after which seven were arrested and the rest of them fled away.

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