- A 39-year-old man, Gideon Iken, said he wanted to get to Italy through Libya but his effort got futile as he was deported
- The man revealed that he wanted to live large like his friends who came back from Italy with much wealth
- When the 39-year-old asked his friends to help him with flight money so he can be like them, they asked him to go through the land as they did
A Nigerian man, Gideon Iken, has narrated his horrible experience abroad, showing the scars it gave him all over his body.
In his conversation with Legit TV, he said that he was influenced by some of his friends who returned from the UK and Italy and showed off their money.
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Gideon said when he went to one of them for money, the person declined. He revealed that it was out of that frustration that he embarked on getting to Europe through the desert.
I thought going abroad will help my life
He added that he set a personal target, saying that before the age of 40, he would have had his own house and other properties.
The Nigerian man said he had planned to live large in the future, never knowing that the journey would set his life several years back.
He is now so poor
He lives in a ramshackle one-room apartment that has a falling roof and he takes his bath outside the house before anyone wakes up.
The 39-year-old man revealed that he had to save hard before he could go on the journey.
I would start a business if given the same money now
Before the unfortunate journey to Libya, he was a bricklayer. Gideon was making N20,000 weekly.
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From that income, he was able to gather N350,000 to travel. When asked what he would do if he had that same sum, he said he would start a business.
Watch the full interview below:
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Another returnee narrates a horrible experience
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a young Nigerian lady, Aishat Ganiyu, spoke about her experience travelling to Mali.
She said she made the trip because she thought the value of money there will be bigger. Aishat stated that it was when she got to Mali that the people who facilitated her trip revealed that she will be working as a prostitute.
Kind people helped a returnee
In other related news, a woman, Esohe Akonedo, whose video went viral after she lamented about her situation in a Legit TV interview finally got help.
In the previous interview, the woman spoke about how she is in debt because she borrowed to fund her travel abroad.