Three South African Sun International staffers detained in Nigeria

2016-01-25 19:27

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Cape Town - Sun International says that four of its employees are being detained in Nigeria.

According to Eyewitness News, three of the employees are South African.

Nigeria's economic and financial crimes commission has been holding them since Thursday, although they have not been officially charged yet, Sun International told Eyewitness News.

Officials from the hotel claim that the detentions could be linked to an unrelated dispute involving shareholders from a company in Nigeria.

The company said that it has contacted the relevant South African authority and have their full support in the matter, Netwerk24 reports.

The hotel group says that they are doing everything to help their employees, who are about to spend their fifth night in prison.

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