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Three Nigerians including 3-year-old girl arrested for illegally entering Bangladesh from India

Three Nigerian nationals, including a child, have been arrested in Sylhet for illegally entering Bangladesh from India.

The detainees have been identified as Emmanuel Nnamdi Ohagwam, 42, his 3-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Favour Osinachi Ohagwam and Paul Ebeodi Okechukwu, 27.

A team of intelligence officials acting on a tip-off, arrested the three near the Tamabil land port on Thursday morning, July 8.

A laptop, nine mobile phone handsets, three passports, a driving licence, an Indian Aadhaar card, a Nigerian NID card, and $1,600, and ?280 in cash were seized from the possession of the detainees.

Gowainghat police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Parimal Dev, who confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune said that the Nigerian nationals “are now being questioned.”

Recall that on June 29, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained a 31-year-old Nigerian national named Onyebuchukwu Stanley Egwu in Sylhet for allegedly sneaking into Bangladesh from India through the Tamabil land port.

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