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NiDCOM Raises Questions over Trending Video of Alleged Nigerians Caught with Fake US Dollars in Ghana

Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has reacted to a video depicting Nigerians living in Ghana as criminals by an unknown Ghanaian officer, who was seen displaying bundles of fake US Dollars allegedly, claiming they found on some Nigerians in Ghana who were moving from one area to another in a vehicle.

The unknown officer, NiDCOM recalled, shielded his identity in the said video, and 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.

However, NiDCOM in a statement signed by the Head, Media and Public Relations Unit (NIDCOM) Abuja, the Commission observed that the one minute four seconds video raises more questions than answers.

“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?”, the commission queried.  

NiDCOM also frowned at 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.
The commission described the action as “questionable and most unfortunate and smirks of an attempt to blackmail Nigerians resident in Ghana.”

NiDCOM said the video has been forwarded 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”, the Commission stated.

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