3 Nigerian stowaways find themselves in Ghana after they thought ship was sailing to Spain

Nii Ntreh Jan 30, 2020 at 12:30pm

January 30, 2020 at 12:30 pm | News

Nii Ntreh

Nii Ntreh | Associate Editor

January 30, 2020 at 12:30 pm | News

The three Nigerians thought they were enroute to Spain but found themselves in Ghana's port city of Tema. Photo Credit: Atinkaonline.com

Three Nigerians who miscalculated their luck hiding in a cargo ship that they thought was sailing to Spain have found themselves in Ghana and in the hands of the police.

Kelvin Popoola, 26, Isaac Daniels, 32 and 28-year-old Nuta were apprehended by authorities in Ghana’s port city of Tema on arrival.

The vessel, MV Unity, left Apapa Port in Nigeria to deliver goods at Tema. But the trio were under the impression that the ship was going to Europe.

They hid behind the ship’s propeller with a few supplies they intended to survive on until they got to their destination.

Port security manager, Colonel Joseph Punamane, was quoted by local site Citi News saying the three men will be repatriated.

“When we get these people, what we do is that we hand them over to the police and immigration. The stowaways are treated as refugees. They will be repatriated to their country so they are not under arrest. We are however in the process to repatriate them,” said Col. Punamane.

Investigations also revealed that one of the men, Daniels, was arrested in Ghana in 2019 for attempting to get himself to Europe through the same means.

Daniels was then repatriated with $600 package back to Nigeria.

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