Two Nigerian women arrested in Mannar

[TamilNet, Monday, 11 August 2003, 16:17 GMT]
Sri Lanka Police in Mannar Monday arrested two women from Nigeria, Ossea Evelin, 21,and Dayona Omiji, 22, on the grounds they were acting suspiciously, and produced them before the Acting Mannar Magistrate, Police sources in Mannar said.

Investigations have revealed that the two women sought refuge in Sri Lanka after fleeing from the Civil War in Nigeria, and after staying in Southern Sri Lanka for several months, they were arrested and detained by the Police at the Mirihana detention center, and they later escaped from there to reach Mannar, the Police told the Magistrate, the sources said.

The Acting Magistrate, Mr. A.S. Johnthasan, directed the Police to send the women back to the Mirihana detention center through the prison authorities.

 

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