The Seme Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Friday said that 16 Nigerians have been deported from Ghana for allegedly committing cybercrimes there.
Dr Chukwu Emeka, the Controller of the Command, disclosed this during a news conference in Seme, Lagos State.
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According to Emeka, these are young Nigerians, who claimed that they were deceived or intentionally went out of the country in search of greener pastures.
“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,” he said.
He said that it was painful to see young Nigerians getting involved in some unholy activities when they were supposed to be building their talents for their future.
Emeka urged Nigerians to always travel with valid documents, adding that they should live and do their businesses according to the law of the land they had travelled to. (NAN)