Nigerian man accuses NACOB of detaining him illegally

Nigerian man accuses NACOB of detaining him illegally

- A Nigerian traveler has narrated his ordeal at the hands of Ghana Narcotic Board officials at the Kotoka International Airport

- He said he took out his phone to record the ordeal only for the officials to threaten to put him in jail

- He said the officials demanded to look into his phone but he refused for which he ended up in their interrogation cells has chanced upon a note making rounds on social media about an aggrieved traveler who claims to have been maltreated at the hands of some officials of Ghana Narcotic Boards at the Kotoka International Airport.

The affected traveler, a Nigerian, whose name is not immediately known to YEN, revealed how he ended up NACOB’s interrogation cells after he refused to allow the officials to look through his phone.

According to him, he had finished with all his check-in requirements and was waiting to board the plane when he was beckoned by one NACOB official by name Emmanuel Lawson, to hand him his passport.

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Lawson then discovered that he was a Nigerian, and asked him what kind of work he did.

According to the traveler, he answered that he worked with a pharmaceutical company in Germany.

The answer, he revealed, led to another lady beside Officer Lawson asking what they did as a pharmaceutical company, to which he replied, “We sell drugs”.

His response seemed to have offended the woman, who allegedly threatened to deal with him for being sarcastic.

This, according to his narration, led the officials to call him names such as “foolish and stupid Nigerian”, and vowing to teach him a lesson.

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Tests were later run on him to ascertain if he was dealing in illicit drugs, but all proved negative. The man said after the tests, his expectation was that he would be released, but the officials still held on to him.

According to him, he took out his phone to record all that was happening but this further infuriated the officials, who snatched the phone and demanded to examine it or detain him.

After preventing them from examining the phone, he was pushed into the NACOB interrogation cells, from where he typed his ordeal and shared on social media.

Some Ghanaians who have gowind of this information have registered their displeasure at the happening, and have criticised NACOB for that treatment.

For instance, Kwaku Addai said the NACOB officials are unprofessional.

Haruna said the NACOB officials are incompetent.

Nii branded the action of the NACOB officials as "illegal and foolish".

Meanwhile, the Nigerian traveler had his luggage disembarked from the plane at the order of the NACOB officials, making him miss his flight. will follow this new development and update readers.

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Source: Yen

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