According to reports, she was given a one-year prison sentence by the government of the United Arab Emirates for posting on social media about how some Nigerian nationals were forcibly detained at Dubai International Airport.
On August 31, @dunchichi posted on Twitter about how, despite having a valid visa, she and other Nigerians were detained.
In her words ;
“I’m at Dubai international airport and myself and some tiger Nigerians with valid Visas are being held in a room hours after arriving with no explain and no information on what we can do. Please help me. There’s more than 20 of us,”
However, a different user, @jerrydoubles, who claimed to be a relative of hers, revealed on Saturday that @dunchichi had been imprisoned for a crime connected to her earlier post in Dubai.
He stated, “It is sad and regrettably heartrending to tell you all that @dunchichi was sentenced on 12th Oct 22, to 1yr in jail in Dubai. Her family are devastated and Nigeria didn’t save her.”
“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.”
He added that her family intended to protest her conviction at the Dubai consulate office in Abuja.
He posted another tweet saying;
“If you stay in Abuja or know someone who does and would love to join us.”
See the tweet below ;
It is sad and regrettably heartrending to tell you all that @dunchichi was sentenced on 12th Oct 22, to 1yr in jail in Dubai. Her family are devastated and Nigeria didn’t save her. 💔
Cc @nidcom_gov @DavidHundeyin @FS_Yusuf_ @SavvyRinu @mrmacaronii @MobilePunch @daily_trust RT. https://t.co/FHdPULSOzY
— The Idea Junkie ⚪ (@jerrydoubles) October 21, 2022
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