A group, Concerned Citizens Rights (CRC) has called out to the Nigerian Federal government to help secure the release of 35 Nigerians who are being maltreated and illegally detained in Ghana.
In a letter written to the Chairperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri, and signed by its National President, Dr. Olusegun Adeola, the group alleged that the rights of Nigerians are being abused in the Ghanaian town of Aflao on the border between Ghana and Togo.
The group informed the Nigerian Government that the level of maltreatment being meted out to Nigerians by Ghanaian authorities was appalling, saying many of the victims were locked up without due process and no set release date.
The group said the situation was appalling especially in the light of the recent demolition of several buildings within the Nigerian mission compound in Accra. It thereafter pleaded with the Diaspora Commission as well as the Ghana High Commission and the Consulate-General in Abuja and Lagos to intervene in the situation and secure the release of the Nigerians.
The letter which was also sent to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama read;