16 US-bound stowaways arrested by Nigerian Navy (Photo)

The Nigerian Navy (NN) yesterday apprehended 16 suspects including a Liberian who illegally boarded a merchant vessel in a bid to go to the United States (US) Fidelis Nsikak, Tobi Owoyele, Roland Richard, Edward Riy, Chima Eze, Arinze Pascal, Isaiah Smart, Taofeeq Lawal, Morphy Oche,  Ridwan Abdulahi, Kingsley Chukwu, Suleiman Quadri,  Ebuka Stephen, Ebuka Eze, Afeez Ariyo and Chikwendu Oyimedu were said to have stayed onboard the ship for about three days.

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The suspects, said to be casual workers at the port, it was gathered, sneaked into the vessel which had come to offload cements.

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