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The National Migration Service says that the case of the Nigerians detained in China with Mozambican passports is being analysed by the Public Prosecutor’s Office, which will decide on the matter in due course.
Yesterday, at the regular press conference, National Migration Service spokesman Celestino Matsinhe said that there was not much to say and that the case is getting the magistrates’ attention.
“The procedure is under way in the Public Prosecutor’s Office,” and there is no further information available as to how the 43 Nigerians detained in China got hold of the Mozambican passports.
“SENAMI has no information because the case is still under investigation. Any information regarding this matter, at this time, can only be obtained from the Public Prosecutor’s Office, which is handling the case,” Matsinhe said.
Because this answer was purely political and unconvincing, there was some insistence on whether or not there was any progress, but Matsinhe again hit the same note: “The case is in the Public Prosecutor’s Office. It is procedural matter and still in the stage of instruction,” he repeated.
Regarding surveillance at national borders, SENAMI in February refused the entry of 159 foreign citizens due to lack of clarity for their reasons for entering the country, an increase of around 11% on the January figure.
“The nationalities most frequently refused entry to the country were Nigerians, with 23% cases, followed by Indians with 16% and finally Egyptians with 10%,” said Matsinhe.
Also during the month under review, 120 foreign citizens, mostly Chinese, were questioned for staying in the country irregularly. The provinces of Manica accounted for 43%, Sofala 23% and Maputo 19%.Source: O País
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