16 young Nigerians have been deported from Ghana, after being accused by the country’s Financial and Intelligence Agency of engaging in cybercrimes.
Dr Chukwu Emeka, the Controller of the Seme Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) who disclosed this at a news conference on Friday, said preliminary investigation revealed that some of the young boys were lured into criminal activities due to the get-rich syndrome some Nigerian youths are developing.
Emeka appealed to Nigerians to always travel with valid documents, and also live and do their businesses according to the law of the land they had travelled to.
“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.”