Six Nigerian nationals held for illegal stay in Navi Mumbai

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Thane, Dec 5 (PTI) Six Nigerian nationals, including a woman, were arrested in Navi Mumbai for allegedly living illegally without any valid documents and running a restaurant at a flat in a residential building, police said on Saturday.

The Vashi police raided an apartment in Juhu Gaon on Friday night and found six Nigerian nationals in the premises, senior inspector Sanjeev Dhumal said.

The police found that one of the accused, a 47-year- old woman, was operating a restaurant inside the flat, the official said.

The arrested accused have been identified as Obiora Anivavveva (57), Prince Oki John (49), Ahomo Ile Helen (47), Chukudi Luke Usloar (30), Nalomorisa Cosmos Chinenye (50) and Okaiyo Tuchukoa Philip (43), he said.

Offences under relevant sections of the IPC, Epidemic Act, Indian Passport Act, Foreign Nationals Act and Prohibition Act have been registered against the accused, the official said.

Further probe is underway to trace the owner of the apartment, he added. PTI COR ARU ARU