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Innocent Nigerians Arrested In Dubai Over Fake US Dollars Purchased At Lagos Airport

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Innocent Nigerians Arrested In Dubai Over Fake US Dollars Purchased At Lagos Airport

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Sept 19, 2013 – Innocent Nigerians Arrested In Dubai Over Fake US Dollars Purchased At Lagos International Airport

If you are planning to travel to Dubai please beware of buying fake US dollars in Nigeria.

According to an email received from sources in Dubai, 2 innocents Nigerian men were detained by Dubai customs officials for trying to exchange fake US dollars.

The two men with less than $1000 in total claim they exchanged Nigerian Naira for US dollars at the official money exchange boot at Murtala Mohammed International Airport.

On getting to Dubai, they tried to exchange the dollars to Dubai currency but they were told over 800 out of the total $1000 were fake.

They were held for several hours by Dubai customs officials before being released.

This is a lesson for those of you planning to travel outside of Nigeria.

Please be careful don’t buy US dollars anywhere except from the bank.

These bureau de exchange operators usually give out fake currencies to unsuspecting travellers at MMIA in Ikeja, Lagos.



  1. Tonia Folahan

    September 19, 2013 at 3:29 AM

    I can testify to this, I was shocked on my 1st trip to Dubai in March when I was told all the USD I brought in from Lagos ‘re fake.

    Infact my own case was serious, I was detained for up to 24 hours.
    i pity these men
    Nigeria is a failed state. Can any good thing ever come out from there? can u imagine what those men are going thru now?

  2. John duke

    September 19, 2013 at 4:11 AM

    Yes i was one of them who wrote u guys today. I hv learnt my lessons the hard way. Yes we are still on this case
    Will update u and ensure the bureau exchange man gets arrested

  3. brave

    September 19, 2013 at 4:17 AM

    its true guys we have to be very careful.

  4. brave

    September 19, 2013 at 4:18 AM

    its tru guys we gat to be very careful,in some countries we might get killed for that.

  5. nicholas

    September 19, 2013 at 6:42 AM

    Naija wonders!they will never change.only god can save us

  6. ademola

    September 19, 2013 at 7:45 AM

    Imagine! This people are just giving us bad names. Now this people will later said we don’t want nigerians in country.we av o live right cos nigeria is our own

  7. ju

    September 19, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    Meanwhile –
    you get to the bank, and they tell you
    they do not have dollars!!!!

    Can you imagine?
    This happened to me!

  8. bezo

    September 19, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Is true, he is not innocent, we nigerians are all criminals,

  9. ed

    September 19, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    As much as I hate to say this. The “Oyinbo” man is not Innocent. I was told the Dollars I bought in a bank in Nigeria were fake. I told them I have copies of the dollars I gave to them which I truly had and where my passport was stamped for $4,000USD. They were shocked and the stories changed and they were no longer fake currencies, so Nigerians shine your eyes. Make copies of dollars you buy or write down the numbers. If not I would have been duped abroad in broad day light in an International bank abroad. So it is not only in Nigeria that crime exist. The “whiteman” too is doing the same and fooling us because once you say it is currency you bought in Nigeria no one will believe you. God just saved me that I made photocopies.

  10. faith

    September 19, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    nawa oooo for nigeria pple, pls d innocent ones let shine our eye nd brain very well, God wil hlp us, amen.

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