14 Togolese, five Burkina Faso returnees arrested by Immigration Service at Ogun State border
The Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service has joined other security agencies in keeping the state safe with the arrest of 14 Togolese and five Nigerians returning from Burkina Faso as they tried to illegally enter the country through Ogun border communities.
The interception was made at Ajilete, a border community in Ipokia Local Government Area on Monday, and they were paraded on Wednesday by the state’s Comptroller of NIS, Mr. Kunle Osisanya in the presence of rtd. Assistant Inspector General of Police Olusola Subair who is the Special Adviser to Governor Dapo Abiodun on Security.
The 14 Togolese arrested are females, including six babies while those returning from Burkina Faso enroute Delta State are also five ladies.
Comptroller Osisanya disclosed that they have been transferred to the Port Porth Service in Idiroko for further medical examination for coronavirus after which they would be released to National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Person (NAPTIP) for necessary action.
“All five of them are Nigerian citizens returning from Burkina Faso enroute Delta State. The victims and suspected female trafficker were taken to the Port Health Service, Idiroko, for screening for Covid-19 and the results returned negative. Presently, the five are to be handed over to NAPTIP for further necessary action,” Osisanya was quoted as saying by the Nation.
In the quest to curtail the spread of coronavirus, President Muhammadu Buhari has imposed a ban on international and inter-state travels while Ogun State is still on total lockdown.
The Gateway State has confirmed 178 cases of Covid-19 so far with 103 still on admission in the isolation centres while 69 recovered patients have been discharged.