Two Libyan deportees: Omoseyin Solomon Rotimi,43, who hails from Ondo state and Omoniyi Olowoporoku,31, from Edo state, were on Monday arrested by the Katsina State branch of Nigerian Immigration Service while attempting to smuggle two Nigerians namely: Aishat and Agumadu out of the country to Libya.
The Controller, Katsina State Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Mr Joshua Ajisafe told newsmen in Katsina during the parade of the criminals that they were arrested alongside their victims on their way to Niger Republic end route Libya.
He further disclosed that Solomon Rotimi, who was in possession of Nigerian International Passport and Resident Permit of Libya, has been a regular dweller in Libya until recently when he was forcefully brought back to Nigeria by the Federal Government.
He also maintained that Olowoporoku from Edo State was in possession of ECOWAS Travelers Certificate, ETC, at the time of his arrest
He said’’our investigation revealed that Omoseyin S. Rotimi, intended to smuggle both Aishat and Agumadu out of the country to Libya. In the same development, Omoniyi Olowoporoku intended to smuggle Mrs. Ashabi to Libya’’
‘’it may interest you to note that Rotimi and Aishat who claim to be husband and wife are diehard unrepentant human smugglers’’
‘’ The details of the suspected rescued victims of human smuggling include Akinbayo Ashabi, female, 38 and an indigene of Oyo state, Gracious Aghaferkokhian, 23 from Edo State, all in possession of Nigerian Passport’’
‘’other victims are Shedrack Agunmadu,38, from Enugu State and Aishat Ayoola Agbajelola,27, from Ondo state who was in possession of Nigerian International Passport and a resident in Libya for more than 5 years consecutively’’