- A 40-year-old Nigerian man has landed in trouble after staying in Thailand for seven years with a 60-day tourist visa
- Onyebuchi Johnbosco Ezedinugwu was arrested in Bangkok on Tuesday, January 19
- In recent times, Nigerians have been leaving the shores of the country in search of greener pastures, but it appears that Onyebuchi will be sent back home
A Nigerian man identified as Onyebuchi Johnbosco Ezedinugwu has been arrested by the Thailand immigration police for living in the country for seven years with a 60-day tourist visa.
The 40-year-old man was said to have landed in Thailand in April 2014 on a 60-day tourist visa with permission to stay until June 25th of the same year.
Onyebuchi was arrested in Bangkok on Tuesday, January 19, PM News reports.
According to the report, immigration is targeting people from Africa to check if they have a valid visa. This is part of measures associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The country has considered illegal immigration as a major factor for the second wave of coronavirus after an outbreak at Samut Sakhon seafood market affecting a large migrant population.
In other news, a Nigerian man in Germany took to social media to urge people to come to his rescue in his quest to return home.
According to the man identified as Elijah Amusan, he travelled from Nigeria to Italy in 2016 and tried to get documents but all to no avail.
In a video shared on Facebook, Amusan said he couldn't work in Italy because he wasn't able to get documents.
Amusan, who is currently in Frankfurt, Germany, begged Nigerians and the European Union to get him back home so he can see his family again.
According to him, he has signed documents in Germany to be repatriated to Nigeria but the government has refused to send him home despite repatriating others like him.