About 200 Nigerians Are Languishing In Moroccan Prisons
For hundreds of Nigerians whose relatives are abroad, especially in some part of Africa, it may not occur to them that they may living in the worst condition possible including prisons.
That is the situation that 195 Nigerians living in Morocco have found themselves.
And this is coming from a very reliable source – Nigeria’s ambassador to Morocco, Baba Garba.
According to him, these are people who have been convicted of drug-related crimes.
Garba, told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN in Rabat, Morocco, that the government was yet to have a prisoner transfer agreement with Morocco.
“We have the menace of Nigerians that come from Latin America, transiting Morocco that are carriers of drugs.
“We have a number of them in prisons purely for drugs; I send the figures officially to government, there are 195 of them in prisons.
“We have a bi-national commission and we are proposing end of June or the first week of July because of the Ramadan.
“It is at this forum we will talk to our Moroccan counterparts about a prisoner transfer agreement but at this point we do not have such agreement.”
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