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Nigerian Navy Arrests Desperate Youths Hiding In Ship Heading To Europe

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Nigerian Navy Arrests Desperate Youths Hiding In Ship Heading To Europe

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March 17, 2016 – Nigerian Navy Arrests Desperate Youths Hiding In Ship Heading To Europe 

The Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT on Wednesday in Lagos said it had arrested an impersonator and 11 suspects for allegedly attempting to stow away in a vessel to Europe.

The Commanding Officer NNS BEECROFT, Commodore Abraham Adaji, made the disclosure when he addressed journalists at Apapa, Lagos.

He gave the names of the suspects as Akinwunmi Jeflando, Pope Olu, Jacob James, Samuel Jodge, Ade Samadin, Dan Gogo, James Akinbami, Paul Oguns, Joseph Emmanuel, Stephen Cooper and Jalo Cooper.

“Preliminary investigations revealed that the arrested persons boarded the vessel, CITRON, through the rudder trunk access manhole in a bid to travel with the vessel to Europe,” Adaji said.

“The suspects were arrested at about 12:30 a.m. on March 11 for illegally boarding Merchant Vessel CITRON berthed at Capital Oil Jetty, Apapa, Lagos.
“They were detected and subsequently arrested by our patrol boat,” Adaji said.
NAN reports that Adaji handed over the suspects to the Nigeria Immigration Service for further investigation and prosecution.

He also said that the Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice-Adm. Ikot Ibas, had zero tolerance for all maritime crimes in Nigeria’s waters.
He called on criminally-minded Nigerians and other nationals to seek legitimate employment instead of engaging themselves in illegal activities.

One of the stowaways, Olu said he was not happy with his standard of living which prompted him to attempt to enter Europe illegally.
Another stowaway, Cooper, blamed frustration for his attempt to travel abroad through illegal means.

A representative of the NIS, Mr Lekan Olagunju, a Chief Superintendent, received the stowaways from the Navy.
He said that investigations would continue with a view to ascertaining the claims of their nationalities before they could be prosecuted.

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12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. chyna

    March 17, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    nawaooo

  2. Precious

    March 17, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    Expect more of this because there is nothing else available for them to do or u want them to kidnap u, because that is d most common business for now as Nigeria economic is falling by d day.

  3. Precious

    March 17, 2016 at 7:53 PM

    Desperate? Expect more of this because there is nothing else available for them to do or u want them to kidnap u, because that is d most common business for now as Nigeria economic is falling by d day. The government should do somtin fast.

  4. jojo

    March 17, 2016 at 8:38 PM

    THEY THINK ITS BETTER IN EUROPE, MAKE UNA GO NA

  5. Maryf

    March 17, 2016 at 8:42 PM

    What is there in Europe you can’t find in Nigeria. Haba

    • lee

      March 18, 2016 at 2:38 AM

      Good road, steady light, peaceful living, good medical care, security and list goes on.

  6. Amazon

    March 17, 2016 at 9:12 PM

    Hahahahaha naija youths wake up!!

  7. my lady

    March 17, 2016 at 10:39 PM

    thank God for their lives

  8. my lady

    March 17, 2016 at 10:42 PM

    thank you for that comment @Precious

  9. sola olaniyi

    March 18, 2016 at 7:31 AM

    nah wah o

  10. John Emeka

    March 18, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    We re d one 2 make our country better no one else

  11. Olanrewaju

    March 18, 2016 at 10:31 PM

    They’re tired of naija, bad guys

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