Father took 3-yr-old son on perilous Libyan journey

Father took 3-yr-old son on perilous Libyan journey

-There was an unusual passenger among the 168 Ghanaian migrants who returned from Libya on Wednesday

-It was a three-year-old boy who was taken on the perilous journey by his father

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Among the 168 Ghanaian returnees from Libya was a three-year-old boy, it has emerged.

Father took 3-yr-old son on Libyan journey

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey

The boy, according information gathered by YEN.com.gh, was taken on the dangerous journey by his father.

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Confirming this is an interview on Adom FM on Thursday, Chairman of the Ghana Community Association in Libya, Clement Appiah Twumasi said the boy was part of returnees who arrived in the country on Wednesday after being detained in Libya for sometime.

The father of the boy, Mr Twumasi revealed, had intended to use Libya as a transit point for entry into Italy for a better life and he took the child along.

The returnees were detained by Libyan authorities because they did not possess the necessary travelling documents.

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The government of Ghana, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, intervened for their release and they arrived in two batches.

Their escape from the Libyan detention will be a welcoming news for their families as the world deals with the news of a booming slave trade in the North African country where black Africans are sold off for as little as $400.

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Meanwhile, Libyan Ambassador to Ghana, has described media reports concerning the slave trade in his country as exaggerated.

According to him, the media had focused too much on the negatives forgetting that there equally a good number of black Africans who are living in Libya without problems.

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