Following the jailing of six Nigerians convicted for financing Boko Haram insurgency by the United Arab Emirates, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has stated that efforts are been made to compile the list of Nigerians that have been wrongfully arrested and imprisoned Abroad.
Abike speaking with members of a non-governmental organisation, the Counselling and Rehabilitation of Prisoners Initiative in Abuja, said that the commission had facilitated the release of Nigerians who were wrongfully jailed in several countries including Brazil, South-Africa, Togo and Benin Republic.
In a statement on Tuesday by Gabriel Odu of the Media, Public Relations and Protocol Unit, NIDCOM, the chairman made reference to the 74 year old woman in Brazil who was arrested wrongfully and jailed but rescusced by the commission, of which she died afterwards.
The statement which was titled:‘NIDCOM collaborates with CAROPI to help innocent Nigerians incarcerated in the diaspora,’ read:
“The NIDCOM boss stated that as Nigerians travel out of their home country, they should avoid committing crimes or participating in criminality. She welcomed the CAROPI team and assured them of collaborative partnerships with NIDCOM.”
Also speaking, Hajiya Rabia Cengis , The President of CAROPI, stated that many Nigerians have been victims of wrongful arrest and incarceration in many of the countries she had travelled to, noting that this must be addressed forthwith.