Nigeria Frowns At Video Presenting Nigerians In Ghana As Fraudsters 

Yemisi Izuora

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has frowned at a video depicting Nigerians living in Ghana as criminals by an unknown Ghanaian officer who was seen  displaying bundles of fake US Dollars allegedly.

The unknown officer claimed the fake currency were found on some Nigerians in Ghana as he moved from one area to another in a vehicle.

The unknown officer, who shielded his identity in the said video, claimed that the fake USD currency was allegedly found in the Toyota Jeep under the seat in which some run away Nigerians were driving and warning Ghanaians to be wary of Nigerians living in Ghana.

In a statement Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head, Media and Public Relations Unit (NIDCOM), said the one minute four seconds video raises more questions than answers.

“If the so called seized vehicle has a Nigeria plate number, (and the vehicle was not displayed) does that mean the occupants are Nigerians?

Why would a supposedly law enforcement officer present such a video with grievous allegations and not show his face ?

“The follow-up comments on the video by the  anonymous Ghanaian security officer denigrating a sovereign state like Nigeria and her people, Nigerians without any concrete evidence linking any Nigerian to the said event, is questionable and most unfortunate and smirks of an attempt to blackmail Nigerians resident in Ghana. ” Balogun said.

He said that the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission ( NIDCOM) has forwarded the video to INTERPOL for further scrutiny and thorough investigation.

“While insisting that any Nigerian who commits a crime would pay for it , we emphasize again that information such as in the video attempting to denigrate Nigeria and Nigerians is despicable and condemnable in its entirety. ” added the statement.

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