After being charged with cybercrimes by Ghana’s Financial and Intelligence Agency, 16 young Nigerians were expelled from the nation.
Preliminary investigation, according to Dr. Chukwu Emeka, the Controller of the Seme Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), which made this announcement at a news conference on Friday, revealed that some of the young boys were recruited into criminal activity as a result of the get-rich-quick mentality some Nigerian youths are exhibiting.
Emeka urged Nigerians to always travel with appropriate identification and to live and do business in accordance with the local laws wherever they go.
“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.”