IFN TV NEWS DESK
President of the South South Community in Ghana Mr Anthony Udebor has debunked claims that a Nigerian from Delta state was responsible for the death of a two-year-old boy who met his untimely death at Kasoa Chinese in the Ga South Municipality of the Greater Accra region of Ghana on Saturday the 27th of April 2019.
In a press release made available to IFN TV, President of the association which comprises of Nigerians from Delta, Rivers, Edo, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states resident in Ghana stated: “the Nigerian young man that was arrested is innocent of the allegation. I personally did my investigation and I spoke to the young man’s relative and he is someone that I know in church too. How can an individual kill a child and when the community where the incident happened came to search his house and found no proof still go ahead to accuse the boy? Even when the young man went to the police station himself to report the case and he was released by the police”.
According to Mr. Tony, “I have taken it upon myself to unravel some of the incidents happening in kasoa by meeting the different authorities to get a first hand information from the Ghanaian authorities in kasoa to find solutions to some of the challenges we are facing as Nigerians living in kasoa”.
“I was with the Immigration commander yesterday with the Chairman UPU central Region Chief David Ukueku to schedule for a meeting with our community leaders in kasoa and it will amaze you the response we got from the immigration commander. He was happy to see us because they are tired of raiding Nigerians. They need our help to engage our people by giving them proper orientation and they are waiting to meet the community heads this week. I spoke to the different community leaders already and the embassy on our plans”, Mr. Anthony said.
According to investigations, the dead child was seen in a different compound after some days and the community came to start harassing him again as the culprit of the crime.
I will get my south south community team and some community leaders so we can go to the media to debunk some of the lies about Nigerians, illegal arrest and maltreatment of Nigerians.
“I am not saying we don’t have bad Nigerians but what I am saying is, by proper engagement and orientation things can be changed”, Mr. Anthony Omonigho Udebor Said.