Sixteen young Nigerians have been deported from Ghana after being accused of cybercrime by the country’s Financial and Intelligence Agency.
According to Dr Chukwu Emeka, the Controller of the Seme Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), who revealed this at a news conference on Friday, preliminary investigations revealed that some of the young boys were lured into criminal activities due to the get-rich syndrome that some Nigerian youths are developing.
Emeka urged Nigerians to always travel with valid documents and to live and conduct business in accordance with the laws of the country to which they had traveled.
“GHANA’S FINANCIAL AND INTELLIGENCE AGENCY ACCUSED THEM OF CYBERCRIME BUT FROM OUR PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION, WE DISCOVERED THAT SOME OF THEM WERE LURED INTO THESE CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES DUE TO THE GET-RICH SYNDROME OUR YOUTHS ARE DEVELOPING.
“SOME OF THEM ARE VICTIMS BECAUSE THEY WERE DECEIVED THAT THEY CAN MAKE MONEY IF THEY LEAVE NIGERIA. UNFORTUNATELY, THEY DON’T GET THE ACTUAL THING THEY BARGAINED FOR IN GHANA.
“FURTHER INVESTIGATION ALSO SHOWED THAT MOST OF THEM LEFT THE COUNTRY THROUGH ILLEGAL ROUTES OR THROUGH THE SEA TO OTHER WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES.”
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