Some Libya deportees claim one Charles was responsible for their woes,They said he collected money from them but abandoned them in Libya
They gave tale of woes of the fate of some of the victims,One of the victims said he witnessed the sale of 20 Nigerian girls and that he was lucky not have died Some Nigerians who were recently deported from Libya have vowed to hunt for one Charles and others who collected money from them promising to take them to Europe.
The Nation reports that they were some of the 168 Libya deportees that were on Tuesday, November 28, received by Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki. The governor had promised to train them in order for them to be integrated into the society.
Many of the deportees blamed their ill-fated journey on one Charles whom they claimed collected money from them to take them to Europe only to abandon them. They claimed Charles had several camps in Libya where he kept people without food and water.
They also said he had several account numbers which he used to receive money from his victims. Alex Otoide who is one of the deportees said he witnessed the sale of 20 Nigerian girls and that he was lucky not have died. “
They sold like 20 girls in the night. It was God that saved me. More than seven people died from hunger and thirst inside the prison. “Can’t you see how I look lean and hungry. I need to go for treatment.
I left Nigeria with N500,000 but I spent six months in Libya jail after the man that took my money ran away.“We were 55 that left for Libya, 25 people died in the desert.” Another deportee, Osas Blessing, said Charles was one of the connection men in Libya.
He said: “I gave Charles N450,000 but when I got to Libya he increased it to N600,000. He is very wicked.
He does not care for human live. He is a Benin man. He will say if you die you die. He pushed us into the sea at the wrong time. I heard he just left Nigeria with new passengers to Libya.
He has frustrated many Nigerians.” Meanwhile, no fewer than 4,000 Nigerian refugees returned home from Niger Republic in the past one month, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), has said.
OCHA said in its North-East Humanitarian Situation Report that the returnees were registered in various locations in Borno state for the month of October.