A Nigerian woman, Dinchi Lar, has been sentenced to a one-year jail term by the United Arab Emirates government for a post she shared on her Twitter handle on how she and some Nigerian nationals were illegally detained for 8 hours at the Dubai international airport.
Miss Lar made a post on Twitter on the 31st August 2022, where she stated that despite possessing a valid visa, she and other Nigerians had been detained upon entry without an explanation.
In the post, she explained that she was in the company of other Nigerians who also had valid visas but were all held in custody without explanation. She then asked for help.
Another Twitter user known as @jerrydoubles, who claims to be a relative of Dinchi, has also used the blue app to cry out to Nigerians for help in rescuing Dinchi.
According to him, Miss Lar has been sentenced to 1 year jail term for an offence relating to her earlier post in Dubai.
He further stated that “her sentence came from the backdrop that she got a family visa to travel. But in fact, she was there with her sister. It got messy & complicated, she was released on arrival after being detained for several hours, only to be sentenced when she was returning to Nigeria“.
“They are capitalising on the fact that she made a video then posted them on her Twitter timeline to narrate the ordeal. They said it’s cybercrime in their country. She went ahead to delete it. Still, that didn’t soften them. Now she is jailed #justicefordinci.“
Story: Christy Dung