Immigration arrests two Ghanaians using Lagos airport

Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede

By Jite Eriabie 

Officials of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) have arrested two Ghanaian ladies using the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos as an illegal transit point for trafficking point abroad.

A source close to the immigration at the airport said the two ladies (names withheld) were arrested at about 10am Wednesday following a tip-off to the officials.

The suspects, it was gathered were arrested when they attempted to check-in on an Egypt Air flight MS876 on the suspicion that they were exploring Nigeria to travel to Jordan.

It was gathered that the strictness of the Ghanaian officials at the Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana prompted the ladies to explore Nigeria to embark on the journey.

Further interrogations by the NIS officials, however, revealed that their movement was a continuous attempt by Ghanaian young ladies and their collaborators to use the MMIA as a transit route for trafficking of Ghanaian ladies to other continents.

The suspects have however been handed over to officials of the Ghanaian High Commission in Lagos.   

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