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The Judicial Court of Maputo City has confirmed the pre-trial detention of former spokesperson for Mozambican migration services Cira Fernandes and 15 other defendants involved in a false passport issuing scheme, daily newspaper Noticias reported.
Noticias further reports that the criminal investigation judge in the case granted bail to four defendants in the same case, judging there was no flight risk in their cases.
Cira Fernandes, a former spokesperson for the National Immigration Service (Senami) and 19 other defendants were arrested last month on suspicion of involvement in issuing 42 false passports to Nigerian citizens.
The 42 Nigerians were detained in possession of the passports in China, the Chinese authorities then alerting Mozambican justice organs. Despite holding Mozambican passports, they had never even been to Mozambique.Source: Lusa