With recent reports of Nigerians suffering mistreatment and senseless killings abroad, a law-maker has spoken out against the lack of accountability families are facing when they lose their loved ones abroad.
Speaking on Channels TV, member of the House Of Representatives Abike Dabiri- Erewa, condemned the killings and stressed the need for the Nigerian government to use diplomatic routes to bring perpetrators of such heinous crimes to justice.
She cited the case of a young promising Nigerian student who had his life cruelly cut short by unknown persons while studying at a University in Ghana.
The incident happened in February, but till date, the Ghanaian authorities are yet to bring anyone to justice amid reports that the person who was charged in connection with the murder has now been released.
Honourable Abike Dabiri who is also the Chairman, House Committee on Nigerians in The Diaspora, challenged President Goodluck Jonathan to take a firm and decisive step to prevent such incidences and ensure that justice is done.
“The embassy has done its best in the situation, she said.
“Four children have died. Ghanaian authorities have done their best ensuring justice is done. But for the last case, we learnt that the Ghanaian Police released whoever it was that they claimed could have committed the offence.
“I expect the president to get up and call the President of Ghana and ask him what is going on.
“I know we have our issues, which are the cases of our students going to Ghana to study. Eighty per cent of those in private schools in Ghana are Nigerians.
“We spend so much sending these children to Ghana and it is enormous and we should deal with the issues of these students being killed,” she concluded.