Two African nationals have been deported for violating several Indonesian laws during their stay in Bali.
The Head of the Bali Law and Human Rights Minister, Jamaruli Manihuruk confirmed that two African nationals who were identified as Ernest Okechukwu Okanya from Nigeria and Soulaymane Konate from Cote d’Ivoire were officially deported by the Immigration office on Tuesday (28/9) for violating numerous Indonesian policies during their stay in Bali.
Prior to their deportation, both expats were detained by the Immigration officers from their villa that is located in Sayan Village, Ubud on Tuesday (2/9) for overstaying in Bali. “Apart from overstaying, our officers also found out that both of them have been cheating other expats in Bali by impersonating military officers and asking them for money. Jamaruli said on Wednesday (29/9).
According to the data from the Immigration office, Ernest arrived in Bali on December 17th 2019 while Konate arrived on March 15th 2020 with a socio-cultural visiting visa that had already expired. “From the cellphones, laptop and several sim cards that we seized when they were detained, both of them were also proven guilty to have joined in on illegal gambling online during their stay.” Jamaruli added.
After 22 days of detention, both expats were finally deported through Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta with Ethiopian Airlines on Tuesday at around 4:55pm and were blacklisted from entering Indonesia as punishment.
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