The suspected illegal immigrant identified as Sunday Djimekou from Togo, was apprehended on Thursday along Okigwe road in the Owerri metropolis following a a tip-off. Mr Raji Ibrahim, the NSCDC State commandant, who paraded the suspect at the NSCDC headquarters, Owerri, on Saturday, said upon interrogation, Sunday Djimekou confessed to being an an illegal immigrant.
“The eagle-eyed operatives of the corps found out that he is not a Nigerian. It was also found that he is in the country and Imo State precisely without any document or papers of genuine entry into the country, therefore he is an illegal immigrant,” Ibrahim said.
Ibrahim who stated that the agency would not relent in fighting crimes in the state and the country at large, added that Djimekou came into the country in 2000 and Imo State on June 6, 2005.
“We are not going to rest on our oars in ensuring that the mandates for which the agency was established are achieved,” Ibrahim added.
“The arrest of Djimekou would serve as a deterrent to others in the state,” he said.
According to the NSCDC commandant, the suspect would be handed over to the Nigeria Immigration Service for appropriate actions. Djimekou on his own part, said he came into the country in 2000 on the invitation of a Nigerian, whose name he did not give.
“I came into Nigeria with one man in 2000, who invited me to work in his house in Lagos. I am a tiler. So, when I finished the work, another man that I met while in Lagos promised he would establish me in Imo State because of my good work.
“He is a politician and he was the one that brought me to Owerri in 2005, where I have been working since then,” the suspect said.
Punch gathered that he confessed that he did not have any authorized documents to be in the country.