Nigerians sentenced to 1,000-year imprisonment in Ghana - Governor Umahi

Nigerians sentenced to 1,000-year imprisonment in Ghana - Governor Umahi

- Some Nigerians have been sentenced to serve for 1,000 and some 500 years in Ghana prisons, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has said

- The governor made the disclosure during the celebration of the 59th Independence anniversary and 23 years of Ebonyi state creation on Tuesday, October 1

- Umahi says the quest for quick wealth among some Nigerians is the key reason for the development

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has said that some Nigerians have been sentenced to serve for 1,000 and some 500 years in Ghana prisons.

The governor said the quest for quick wealth among some Nigerians is the key reason for the development, Daily Trust reports.

Legit.ng gathers the governor stated this during the celebration of the 59th Independence anniversary and 23 years of Ebonyi state creation on Tuesday, October 1.

According to the governor, a Nigerian resident in Ghana made the disclosure about the Nigerian nationals in prison to him.

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He said: “I get a lot of calls from people in Ghana, saying a lot of them are about to be sentenced. Some people have been imprisoned for 1000 years and some 500 years.

“So, it is important that as Nigerians, we re-evaluate ourselves because a major cause of this is quick wealth among Nigerians and quest to travel abroad at all cost.

“We must, as Nigerians do everything to uphold our cultural values and better ourselves outside the country.

“And in the area of cultism, let me say that the war has not started in Ebonyi state. So there is going to be very intensive war against cultism as there will be whistle blowers in this and we are going to reward them.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Imo state governor, Emeka Ihedioha, had set up an inter-ministerial committee to map out strategies for the resettlement of Imo returnees from South Africa, as a result of the latest xenophobic attacks.

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The move is part of plans by the Imo government to reintegrate and resettle the indigenes in the state.

Speaking during the reception of the returnees at the government house, Owerri, on Wednesday, October 2, Governor Ihedioha thanked God for saving their lives despite the casualties recorded during the attack.

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