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Ghanaian authorities deport 16 Nigerians for involvement in cybercrime

  • 16 young Nigerian men recently arrested in Ghana have been deported and handed over to Nigerian authorities
  • Economic and Financial Crime of Ghana raided their residences and accused them of cybercrime before their deportation
  • The returnees were received by Nigerian immigration officers at the Seme border led by a senior officer

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Seme Frontier – Sixteen young Nigerians have been deported by the Ghanaian government for participating in cybercrime, Vanguard newspaper reports.

According to the report, the 16 young men were arrested in Ghana when officers attached to Ghana’s Economic and Financial Crime raided their residences.

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The returnees who were received by immigration officers led by Seme Border Command Comptroller Chukwuemeka Dika said they were arrested by Ghanaian authorities who raided their residence and deported them.

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One of the deportees, a 19-year-old boy from Anambra State, said:

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“It was my friend who put me in touch with another friend of his who brought me to Ghana. He promised to help find a job for me as a mechanic and when I earn money; I will return to my country.

Speaking on the development, Dike said the 16 deportees were accused by Ghana’s Economic and Financial Crime of being involved in cybercrime.

His words:

“We found that some of them were lured into such criminal activity, but others left with the ‘get-rich-quick’ mentality that young people are now developing.

“Some of them are victims, in the sense that they’ve been cheated in the process. Unfortunately, when they get there, they’re exposed to something different, and they’re not getting the real deal that’s for them. was offered on leaving the country chores.

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“The investigation also revealed that they left the country through illegal routes, by sea, and traveled to some West African countries, most of them having traveled without proper documentation. travel.

“So when they arrived in Ghana they fell prey to the authorities, it was easy for the authorities to deport them.

“The deportees were handed over to the Nigerian Immigration Service based on the agency’s partnership and synergy with other embassies and high commissions throughout the West African community.”

He, however, encouraged Nigerians traveling out of the country to obtain genuine travel documents as well as have legitimate sources of income.

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Meanwhile, a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Adetuberu Adetoyese, who serves in Ogbomosho, Oyo State, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged cybercrime.

A statement from EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwajuaren on Thursday, August 4, said the arrest of the suspect followed credible intelligence about the activities of internet fraudsters in and around the Ilorin metropolis.

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Items recovered from the suspect included a Lexus car worth N4 million, a laptop, an iPhone 11 Promax and a Samsung S9 Plus.

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In a related development, the EFCC secured the conviction and conviction of five internet fraudsters.

The fraudsters appeared before Federal High Court Judge NI Afolabi sitting in Lafia, Nasarawa State on Tuesday, July 26.

The commission noted that they were found guilty of one count, each bordering on internet fraud.

Source: Legit.ng