Navy arrests five stowaways on Europe-bound ship

Navy arrests five stowaways on Europe-bound ship


The Nigerian Navy ship, NNS Beecroft, has arrested five stowaways caught onboard a ship named MT Chemstrans Baltic at the Lagos anchorage.

The Commander NNS Beecroft, Commodore Bashir Mohammed, in a statement, said that the stowaways were arrested on Tuesday, and had been handed over to the Nigerian Immigration Service.

“The suspects had gained illegal access to the ship but were caught by the crew and handed over to NNS Beecroft’s patrol team during routine Harbour patrol,” he said.

Mohammed said the stowaways were between the ages of 23 years and 27 years and hailed from different parts of the country.

“The suspects confessed that they travelled to Lagos with the intention of leaving the country for Europe in search of greener pasture before they were apprehended,” he said.

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