My Father Died When I Was Deported - Man who Tried to Relocate to Europe by Sea Reveals

My Father Died When I Was Deported - Man who Tried to Relocate to Europe by Sea Reveals

  • A Libya returnee, Ikechuwu Oseji, has narrated how he suffered and almost died while trying to illegally cross into Europe
  • The man said that when their boat had an accident on the Meditteranean sea, he was among the few people who survived
  • While he was in an immigrant camp in Libya, he revealed how hundreds of people were crammed into a hall before deportation

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A Nigerian man, Ikechukwu Oseji, from Delta state, has narrated the ordeal he faced while trying to cross into Europe through Libya.

Speaking with Legit TV's Damilare Okunola, he said that among the 147 that were on a boat at sea, he was one of the 15 lucky people that survived.

The man said he saved to fund the illegal travel.
The man said wearing a life jacket helped him.
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We floated for over one hour

The man said he floated in the Mediterranean sea for one hour and 30 minutes. Ikechukwu added that what saved him was the life jacket he was putting on. Others without it were not lucky.

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The man revealed that even some with a life jacket died. He stated that while at sea, only their heads were visible until fishermen saw them and came to their rescue.

The Delta indigene said he is now an orphan as his only parent, father, died when he was deported back to Nigeria.

I should have invested the money

It should be noted that before Ikechukwu left Nigeria for Libya to hustle, according to him, he had learnt the act of repairing electronics.

The man who saved from his income for many months to fund his travel said that if he had invested the money in his business, it would have grown bigger.

I was imprisoned

When asked what motivated him towards going on the journey, he replied he always heard people were successful in crossing into Europe from Libya.

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A part of his narrative, he revealed how he was imprisoned for several months before his family sent the sum of N300,000 to bail him out.

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Man wanted to live big

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a Nigerian man, Gideon Iken, narrated his horrible experience abroad, showing the scars it gave him all over his body.

In his conversation with YEN.com.gh, he said that he was influenced by some of his friends who returned from the UK and Italy and showed off their money.

Gideon said when he went to one of them for money, the person declined. He revealed that it was out of that frustration that he embarked on getting to Europe through the desert.

They didn't tell me I would work as a prostitute

In similar news, a young Nigerian lady, Aishat Ganiyu, spoke about her experience travelling to Mali.

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She said she made the trip because she thought the value of money there will be bigger.

Aishat stated that it was when she got to Mali that the people who facilitated her trip revealed that she will be working as a prostitute.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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