Cyprus Mail

Remanded on suspicion of forging documents


Two Nigerian nationals were remanded at Limassol district court on Wednesday in connection with circulating forged documents, impersonation, possession of a stamp or instrument used for making seals and attacking and obstructing the police in the lawful execution of their duties.
Drug squad officers on Tuesday put the two, aged 26 and 39, under observation following a tip-off about possible drug possession. At around 5.40pm they stopped the first suspect, intending to search him. On realising they were police, the 26-year-old tried to make a break for it but was immobilised by the officers. During a body search a passport with the name and photograph on another person was found as was a receipt of proof of payment of money sent abroad to the person on the passport, a student card in another person’s name and €829 in cash.
Meanwhile, at the same time in another area of Limassol, members of the drugs squad pulled over a car being driven by a 39-year-old compatriot of the first suspect. A search of the car yielded a circular rubber stamp similar to those used by official Nigerian authorities.
Judicial arrest warrants were issued and the two were arrested and detained by Limassol CID to facilitate further investigations.

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