News Posted by Monday Jusaw on May 22, 2020Leave a comment
14 Togolese, 10 Nigerians Arrested At Ogun State Border By Nigerian Immigration Service
The Nigerian immigration service (NIS) arrested 14 Togolese and 10 Nigerians at Ogun state border, Ajilete and Ilase border post of the state to be precise.
‘MR SUNDAY JAMES’, the NIS spokesperson reported this in a statement given to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday 21 May, 2020 in Abuja.
The financial officer of Ogun state command ‘MR KUNLE OSISANYA’ said that the arrest was made by NIS operatives in line with federal government operatives.
The 14 Togolese is comprised 8 female adults and 6 minors were arrested in a J5 bus at Ajilete, Ogun state- reported by OSISANYA.
He also reported that;
“The other 10 were arrested at Ilase, also in Ogun State, and out of the 10, five were victims of human trafficking”
“Hence, they will be handed over to NAPTIP for defying the directive of government on closure of land borders”
he also said the arrested persons had been profiled accordingly by health officials in line with NCDC medical procedures and subjected them to COVID-19 test.
In addition, he said that the NIS general financial officer ‘MR MUHAMMED BABANDEDE’ praised the officers for being professional, noting that some of the arrest was made along illegal points created by human smugglers.
However, he charged them to up the tempo of their patrol as the service would continue to ensure safety of the nation.
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