Nigerian chief arrested in Kenya for wearing Ivory made bangle
Jomo Kenyatta International airport authorities, Kenya has put a Nigerian Chief, Joseph Chukwulobelu behind bars for wearing a bangle made of ivory which symbolized his status as a chief in Nigeria but is against Kenyan law. Chukwulobelu traveled to Kenya dressed in his Nigerian attire as a chief
In a press statement released today June 9th, the Director General, National Orientation Agency (NOA) Garba Abari, stated that Kenyan laws ban ivory usage and has zero tolerance to wild life poaching.
He further charged Nigerians to be cautious of what they wear when traveling to another country.
Abari also criticized the continuous detention and possible 5-year jail term of Chief Chukwulobelu if convicted under the Kenyan law saying that the Nigerian Mission is working tirelessly to secure his release.
Nigeria is a guarantor to the 1975 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora which prohibits trade in items like ivory and rhino horn among others.
Posted by Razyblaze Gist at 1:35pm