Why we are deporting Nigerians – Ghana



The Comptroller-General of the Ghana Immigration Service, Kwame Takyi, has confirmed that Ghana has deported some Nigerians.

According to him, the country is compelled to act due to what he called  the conduct of some Nigerians in the fellow West African country.

The Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador Michael Abikoye, had at a meeting with him protested the inhuman treatment of Nigerians by the Ghana Immigration Service with the deportation of 723 Nigerians between 2018 and 2019.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the high commissioner said 723 Nigerians were deported on alleged illegal stay, cybercrime and prostitution between January 2018 and January 2019.

The high commissioner cautioned Ghana against inhuman treatment of Nigerians, warning that any ill treatment of Nigerians would not be acceptable to the Nigerian government.

“Although, the GIS had linked prostitution and cybercrimes as some of the reasons for the deportation, it is improper to deport Nigerians for alleged illegal stay in Ghana,” he said.

In response, however, Takyi insisted that due process was followed.

He said, “Some Nigerians had become laws in themselves; they block major Ghanaian streets where they drink, fight and stab one another.

“This unruly behaviour which contravenes the local laws in Ghana has led to directives from higher authorities for the arrests and eventual deportation of those who do not have the requisite immigration papers.”

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