Navy arrests 11 stowaways from ship bound for Ghana
By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria
The Nigerian Navy USS Beecroft on Thursday paraded 11 stowaways who were arrested on board the Canton Expressway in Panama en route to Ghana.
The stowaways said they thought the ship was heading for Europe and decided to follow it out of the country in search of greener pastures.
Lieutenant Colonel Ayobami Tunde Ali, who represented the NNS Beecroft Commander, Brigadier General Kolawole Oguntuga, told reporters that the stowaways were arrested by the NNS Beecroft patrol team at about 7pm on Tuesday. Ta.
Handing them over to the Nigerian Immigration Service in Apapa on Thursday, Tunde Ali said: “In a display of extraordinary vigilance, a patrol team from the Nigerian Navy Ship Beecroft succeeded in interdicting and arresting some persons during a routine patrol.” Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Ghana Hidden area at the rear gate of the Panama-Guangzhou Expressway.
“The Western Regional Control Center was therefore immediately alerted and requested that the vessel be stopped at its berth in Lagos.
“Four stowaways were initially arrested in the stern. However, the information provided by these people revealed that there were other stowaways on board.”