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Nigerians Arrested, Humiliated In Ghana Are Inmates Wanted For Escaping During A Recent Jailbreak—Abike Dabiri-Erewa




The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Fee, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has alleged that among the Nigerians arrested by the Ghana Immigration Service had been those that escaped from a jail break that occurred in Nigeria.


SaharaReporters had earlier reported how over 400 Nigerians had been arrested in Bolga, Higher West Area of Ghana after being accused of rape and dealing in exhausting medicine.

A Twitter consumer, @kenneth2nice had posted a video of Nigerians on a area lamenting the humiliation that they had suffered from the Ghanaian authorities. 

In response, Dabiri-Erewa tweeted, “The Nigerian mission in Ghana is coping with the matter. Some prisoners who allegedly escaped from a jailbreak right here in Nigeria have been allegedly discovered escaping to Ghana throughout this era by means of unlawful means. The Nigerian mission has been partaking the Ghanaian authorities.”

Nonetheless, two younger males who’re presently within the camp in Ghana countered Dabiri-Erewa’s claims, stating that the folks on the camp have been appropriately screened and recognized as individuals who have been in Ghana for no less than three years. 

One of many younger males mentioned all of the Nigerians on the camp have been completely screened for per week, and biodata captured together with thumbprints. 

In response to him, no jail escapee will need his particulars captured and despatched to the Nigerian authorities. 

He mentioned, “No matter that lady has mentioned just isn’t true. We’ve all been screened completely, our faces captured, thumbprints taken, and different particulars so the Nigerian authorities will establish us and all of us submitted to it as a result of the humiliation by the Ghanaian authorities is so critical. 

“We’ve been right here for a very good variety of years and now we have skilled the goodness in Ghana in comparison with Nigeria. It isn’t like we wish to come again to Nigeria however we do not have an choice. We aren’t criminals however we do not have our papers full, that is why they’re returning us. What good is in Nigeria? Nigerian authorities shouldn’t profile us wrongly.”

One other sufferer who had earlier spoken with SaharaReporters said once more that he had been employed by Qnet firm for over three years in Ghana earlier than the profiling by the Ghanaian authorities.

In response to him, the corporate has a headquarters in Nigeria the place they are going to all return to, and proceed working upon arrival to Nigeria.

He mentioned the corporate has been liable for the feeding and maintenance of its workers members who had been arrested. 

“The corporate has tried their finest. They pay for our meals, give us cash for our different maintenance. To make use of the bathroom right here, we pay 1 Cedi which is about N100. The corporate has been liable for all that. 

“By the point we return to Nigeria, we’ll begin working on the firm’s headquarters in Enugu and different elements of Nigeria. However that even is dependent upon the financial system and if they will make use of all of us.

“What NIDCOM chairman is saying is fake. We truly do not wish to come again to Nigeria, a rustic of insecurity, a rustic of banditry however now we have no different choice.”

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