Stop criminalising Nigerians - Gabby Otchere Darko

Stop criminalising Nigerians - Gabby Otchere Darko

Owner of the New Statesman newspaper, Gabby Otchere Darko, has expressed disdain at the way Nigerians are being continuously accused of perpetrating crime in the country.

In a post sighted by YEN.com.gh, he stated that it was about time Ghana as a country stopped the anti-Nigerian stereotyping because it was enforcing an unfortunate image that Nigerians are criminals.

He added that the almost half of the West African population are Nigerians and they are bound to have the highest number of both good and bad people on our continent.

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"Imagine living in Europe, and waking up almost daily to headlines such as “Another Ghanaian Arrested”. That is how being a Nigerian in Ghana feels. Some of us have been saying this for years but with no impact. Stop the anti-Nigerian stereotyping! We keep reinforcing an unfortunate image that Nigerians are criminals.

Even where a gang of 4 Ghanaians and 1 Nigerian robs a bank, we are told the Nigerian either “subcontracted” or “recruited” the Ghanaians. Indeed, almost half of West Africans are Nigerians, so Nigerians are bound to have the highest number of both good and bad people in our region, on our continent," he said

Social media users have however given their comments on the post by Otchere Darko stating their obvious opinions.

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Edwin believed the journalistic standards need to be revised, since he was not impressed with the reportage on issues.

Jerry still believes Nigerians are at to blame for most of the criminal cases

Halifax said the few bad nuts among them should be named and shamed without fear or favour, affection or ill will.

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