Thursday, April 18, 2019

Nigerian High Commission In Ghana Asks Public To Ignore Viral Video

Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Amb. Olufemi Abikoye, has described as fake news a video that has gone viral in the social media purportedly showing maltreatment of Nigerians awaiting deportation from Ghana.

In a news release to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, the Nigerian High Commission said the video did not emanate from Ghana.

The release reads in part: “The mission wishes to categorically deny to the insinuation that the video emanated from Ghana.

“Suffice to say that at no point in time were Nigerians over-subjected to such inhuman treatment by any Ghanaian authority.”

Amb. Abikoye said it was true that some Nigerians who were basically found guilty of over-staying in Ghana beyond the 90 days ECOWAS grace period without regulating their stay were being deported periodically.