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3 Nigerian stowaways land in Ghana instead of Spain

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.

The suspects had in their possession alcoholic beverage, provisions and a hammer.

According to the suspects, they outsmarted workers on the vessel and were hoping to seek greener pastures in Europe.

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.

The three suspects are expected to be interrogated before any further action is taken against them.


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