The Seme Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has said that 16 Nigerians had been deported from Ghana for allegedly committing cyber crimes.
Dr. Chukwu Emeka, the Controller of the Command, disclosed this during a news conference in Seme, Lagos State.
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 cyber crime, 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 in the sense that they were deceived that they could make money if they left Nigeria. Unfortunately, they didn’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.
“We also discovered that most of them travelled without genuine travel documents. So when they got to Ghana, they became prey to the authorities.