Five Nigerians aged between 25 and 30, have been arrested and detained in Malaysia for distributing religious books by the road side at Lebuh Carnavon.
Timur Laut district police chief ACP Che Zaimani Che Awang who confirmed the arrest of the five Nigerians including three women, said they were arrested at about 2.30pm while distributing the religious materials, with the title “Rhapsody Of Realities“.
“We received information on a group of foreigners distributing pamphlets and magazines, believed with the intention to spread Christianity, at several locations in George Town and Lebuh Carnavon.
“Prior to that, we received a report from the central police station on a similar incident and following investigation, found the five foreign nationals were also involved,” he told reporters.
The Police boss who further disclosed that the Nigerian Nationals did not possess valid travel documents, added that they came to Penang with seven others last Tuesday and the police are now looking for those seven individuals to facilitate further investigations.