NiDCOM faults video on seizure of fake US Dollars from Nigerians in Ghana


The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has faulted a trending video depicting Nigerians living in Ghana as criminals by an unknown Ghanaian officer who was seen displaying bundles of fake United States (US) Dollars allegedly found on some Nigerians in Ghana while moving from one area to another in a vehicle.

A statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by the Head, Media and Public Relations Unit, NiDCOM, Mr. Abdur-Rahman Balogun disclosed that the unknown officer, who shielded his identity in the said video, claimed that the fake USD currency was allegedly found in the Toyota Jeep under the seat in which some run away Nigerians were driving and warning Ghanaians to be wary of Nigerians living in Ghana.

The statement stated that the one minute, four seconds video raised more questions than answers.

According to it, “If the so called seized vehicle has a Nigeria plate number, (and the vehicle was not displayed) does that mean the occupants are Nigerians?

“Why would a supposedly law enforcement officer present such a video with grievous allegations and not show his face?”

It added that the follow-up comments on the video by the anonymous Ghanaian security officer denigrating a sovereign state like Nigeria and her people, Nigerians ,without any concrete evidence linking any Nigerian to the said event, was questionable and most unfortunate as well as smirks of an attempt to blackmail Nigerians resident in Ghana.

It further disclosed that the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) had forwarded the video to INTERPOL for further scrutiny and thorough investigation.

“While insisting that any Nigerian who commits a crime would pay for it, we emphasize again that information such as in the video attempting to denigrate Nigeria and Nigerians is despicable and condemnable in its entirety”, it submitted.

Photo: Chairman/ CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

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