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Navy arrests 11 stowaways aboard Ghana-bound ship



The Nigerian Navy patrol team has intercepted 11 Stowaways aboard a ship heading to Ghana.

The Base Information Officer of the Nigerian Navy Ship BEECROFT, H.A. Collins, who confirmed the development in a statement on Thursday, said the stowaways were intercepted aboard a GUANGZHOU HIGHWAY PANAMA ship during a routine patrol by its team on Tuesday.

He listed the individuals as Shedrack David (19), Emmanuel Godbless (30), Ibrahim Hassan (30), Solomon Francis (21), Bolaji Johnson (28), Samsom Aimy (37), and Ayefuwei Collins (27).

Others are Ayo Gula (28), Jolomi Daniel (23), Abubakar Ibrahim (19) and Precious Uwalogho (30).

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Collins said: “Initially, four stowaways were apprehended from the stern of the vessel. However, information provided by these individuals revealed the presence of additional stowaways inside the ship.

“Following a comprehensive search, an astonishing 7 more stowaways were uncovered within the ship, bringing the total to 11 stowaways who were promptly disembarked from the vessel and taken into custody.

“The affected persons have been handed over to the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in accordance with the established protocols.”

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