Nigerian man accuses NACOB of detaining him illegally

Nigerian man accuses NACOB of detaining him illegally

- A Nigerian traveler has narrated his ordeal at the hands of Ghana Narcotic board officials at the Kotoka International Airport

- The traveller said he took out his phone to record the ordeal only for the officials to threaten to put him in jail

- He claimed that the officials call him names such as foolish and stupid Nigerian

An aggrieved traveler who claimed to have been maltreated by some officials of Ghana Narcotic Boards at the Kotoka International Airport is now making rounds on social media.

The affected traveler, a Nigerian, whose name is not immediately known, revealed how he ended up NACOB’s interrogation cells after he refused to allow the officials to look through his phone.

He further explained that he had finished with all his check-in requirements and was waiting to board the plane when he was beckoned by one NACOB official by name Emmanuel Lawson, to hand him his passport.

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Lawson then discovered that he was a Nigerian, and asked him what kind of work he did. According to the traveler, he answered that he worked with a pharmaceutical company in Germany.

The answer, he revealed, led to another lady beside officer Lawson asking what they did as a pharmaceutical company, to which he replied, “We sell medicine.”

His response seemed to have offended the woman, who allegedly threatened to deal with him for being sarcastic. According to his narration, the officials to call him names such as “foolish and stupid Nigerian”, and vowing to teach him a lesson.

Tests were later run on him to ascertain if he was dealing in illicit medicine, but all proved negative. The man said after the tests, his expectation was that he would be released, but the officials still held on to him.

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According to him, he took out his phone to record all that was happening but this further infuriated the officials, who snatched the phone and demanded to examine it or detain him.

After preventing them from examining the phone, he was pushed into the NACOB interrogation cells, from where he typed his ordeal and shared on social media.

Meanwhile, had reported that the Nigeria Customs Service generated N118 billion for the month of August 2018; its highest monthly revenue collection ever.

The development was made public by the agency’s comptroller general, Col Hameed Ali, on Wednesday, August 29, in Abuja.

Ali stated: “This month, the service has generated the highest ever monthly collection. It is still three days to the end of the month."

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