Nigerians currently serving various jail terms in Togo have cried out to the federal government over what they are passing through at the neighboring country.
A letter written to the the federal government by Ben Okolie on be half of the Nigerian prisoners in Lome Togo reveals the sad treatment they are experiencing in prison.
Okolie noted that most Nigerians in Togolese prisons are business people, adding that they are thrown into prison for years without judgment for every little offence.
Read the letter below:
We thank you very much and will be sincerely be very happy if you can remember and do something concerning this tragic situation of Nigerians in Togo prison .
But as a matter of fact we were expecting changes from the justice of Togo Republic but all we can get from them is high sentences with hatred and wickedness more than as it was before,
For their so called assist judgement of last month for example, in drug case a Togo citizen was giving 2 to 5 years but in the case of Nigerians was given ,10 to 15 years. Most of Nigerians in Togo prisons are business people.
Togo government and it's authorities hate Nigerians and any to the last. With little offence as a Nigerian they most put you in prison for year's without judgement.
We want you to use your good work in the world to look into our problem and make Nigerian government to be aware of this Togo.
We are feeding ourselves here in the person. They are doing all this because the government of Togo don't spend any money on prisoners. They depend on EU and other international bodies to give them money for prisoners but prisoners feed themselves. They are using prisoners to make money especially Nigerians
We want to let you know that the Togo governments are collecting money from from E.U and other international bodies for each prisoner daily for their selfish interest not for prisoners.They are using Nigerian prisoners for business
Togo prison is like a concentration camp of Germany during the time of Hitler which six million Jews were killed, so it is to us Nigerians
We are dying one after another, as of last month one Mr Charles died due to none medical attention upon the money we the Nigerian prisoners contributed and gave to the authorities of the prison for his treatment, many Nigerians have died since four years I entered into this Togo prison without judgement. Many are very sick without medical attention and without food.
We are sincerely honor and respect you as you hear little of what we nigerians are going through in Togo.last month a prisoner was bitten to death with the allegation that he want to run,and the told his people that the has ran away
In this regard sir with humbleness and respect to you sir and to whom it may concern, on behalf of my follow prisoners here in Lome Togo Republic, we are pleading to you to and to who it may concern to follow the process of taking us back to our country Nigeria to serve our jail their even if it will be more harder than here.
We hope that this latter we sent to you will not be in vain as it was in the past, we are expecting to hear from you soon concerning this letter
Thanks and God bless you, and bless.
Thanks from Ben Okolie.
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