February 25, 2024
China opens police station in Nigeria

China opens police station in Nigeria

In an effort to combat the rising criminal actions of its nationals overseas, the Chinese government has opened police stations in Nigeria as well as more than 20 other nations in Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa.


A statement of inquiry with the subject line “110 Overseas Chinese Transnational Policing Gone Wild” contained this information.

The police stations, according to widely circulated information, were established to “crack down on all kinds of illegal and criminal activity involving abroad Chinese.”

Tanzania and Lesotho are the only two African countries having Chinese police stations besides Nigeria.

According to the Safeguard Defender report, “instead of cooperating fully with local authorities while respecting territorial sovereignty, it prefers…to cooperate with (linked to the United Front) overseas “NGOs” or “civil society associations” across the five continents, establishing an alternative policing and judicial system within those nations and directly implicating those organizations in the unlawful methods used to pursue “fugitives.”



In addition, it stated that Chinese officials claimed that from April 2021 to July 2022, 230,000 nationals had been “persuaded to return” to face criminal procedures in China as part of a large national drive to combat fraud and telecommunication fraud by Chinese individuals residing abroad.

In a full-fledged “guilt by association” campaign, China’s official pronouncements clarified the use of denying suspects’ children of the right to an education at home as well as other actions against relatives and family members.

According to the rights organization, China identified nine nations as having severe cases of fraud, telecom fraud, and web crimes, and Chinese nationals are no longer permitted to enter those nations without “good cause.”


China named nine nations the “nine forbidden countries” because they are particularly likely to host Chinese nationals involved in such criminal activities. These operations were established to find those accused of fraud and telecommunications fraud.

The establishment of overseas police “service stations” was a global phenomena, however most of them were in democratic, western countries, with a special emphasis on Europe, rather than in the “nine banned countries.”


The group also stated that using “threats and intimidation to target suspects abroad, as well as foregoing any “pretext of due process or the consideration of suspects’ innocence until proven guilty, targeting suspects’ children and relatives in China as “guilty by association” or “collateral damage,” is now becoming an endemic problem.”

“Whether the targets are dissidents, dishonest officials, or low-level criminals, the situation remains the same: The employment of irregular measures against the targeted person or their family members in China undermines any due process and the most fundamental rights of suspects,” Safeguard Defender added..


China opens police station in Nigeria

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