Pune, 10th November 2021: The Nigerian High Commission in New Delhi has expressed reluctance to send back a Nigerian youth after he was convicted in a fraud case. And now there is nobody to pay for his ticket.
The man, who was sentenced to three years in prison in a fraud case, has been seeking asylum at the Faraskhana police station for two months after serving his sentence. The process is currently in its final stages.
However, the question of the cost of his ticket has arisen. He has no money for a flight ticket to return home. Despite his request, the Nigerian embassy refused, saying there was no provision for the funding of the ticket. As a result, the citizen is now collecting money for the ticket from friends. But since no one is standing up to pay him, the question is how many more days will he be kept at the Faraskhana police station.
Senior Inspector Rajendra Landage said, ”Onorui Nemoye (37) was arrested on a charge of fraud. He was sentenced by a court in 2018 to three years in prison. He has been living in the premises of Faraskhana police station for the last two months after completing his sentence in the fraud case. His passport has also not been renewed yet.”
The Nigerian High Commission has not even issued an Emergency Travel Certificate (ETC). Nor has he received a ticket to return to his country of origin.
Regarding his arrest, Inspector Landge said, ”He was arrested from Delhi on August 18, 2018, for allegedly cheating a man in the city by promising to give him foreign currency. He was sentenced to three years in prison. He was released from Yerwada Jail in September. As there were no flights to his country of origin this year, the prison administration released him with a restraining order.”