- Nigerians living in Italy have debunked the recent claims by an erstwhile Edo commissioner, of ill treatment and unlawful detention by the Italian government
- The Former Edo Commissioner for Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Affairs, Osaze Osemwengie-Ero had raised an alarm over ill treatment and racial discrimination
- The Welfare Officer, National Union of Nigerian Associations in Italy (NUNAI), Michael Oputteh, refuted the claims made by Osemwengie-Ero, revealed that 100,000 Nigerians currently live in Italy
The Nation reports that, the Welfare Officer, National Union of Nigerian Associations in Italy (NUNAI), Michael Oputteh, stated that Osemwengie-Ero, also claimed that more than 300 Nigerians were being unlawfully detained in the Western European country.
Earlier, the former Edo Commissioner for Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Affairs, Osaze Osemwengie-Ero raised the alarm over the ill treatment and racial discrimination.
In a statement signed and released to newsmen in Benin on Sunday, August 22, Oputteh denied the claim Ero made.
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Thisdaylive report indicates that, Ero, who returned to Nigeria after he was released from detention in Italy, raised the alarm that more than 300 Nigerians were currently abandoned in Italian prisons.
He claimed, he was also wrongly detained by the Italian government; adding that he was a victim of racial discrimination and manipulation of a “very corrupt prosecutor” of the Italian Justice system and that many Nigerians are in his shoes over there in Italy.
However, NUNAI disagreed with Ero’s claims by stressing that Italian authorities had never targeted Nigerians for any harassment or racial discrimination.
The NUNAI welfare officer concluded that no fewer than 100,000 Nigerians currently live in Italy and with inter-marriages between the nationals of the two countries.
Great Joy As Oba of Benin’s Fifth Wife Gives Birth to Quadruplets, 3 Boys and 1 Girl
In another development, the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, and his fifth wife, Queen Aisosa, has welcomed a set of quadruplets - three boys and a girl.
Frank Irabor, the secretary of the Benin traditional council, made the news known in a statement on Friday night, August 6, reports indicate.
The secretary said that the birth is such a historical event. The statement also noted that the children and their mother are in good health.