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Immigration arrests three Togolese at Iseyin, frees one

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Three Togolese were on Wednesday arrested at Odo-Omu area of Iseyin Local Council after they escaped border patrols from the Republic of Benin through Saki and arrived in Iseyin on Tuesday.

Commando Kwasi, Eberivie Isiaq, both male adults and Kemi Terivie, a female mother of one, went to Cotonou, Republic of Benin, in January and returned for the new farming season.

Chairman, Iseyin Local Council, Mufutau Abilawon, who alongside representative of Aseyin of Iseyin, High Chief Ikolaba of Iseyin, Chief Ismahil Odubiyi and medical members of COVID-19 local committee, were at the residence of the foreigners to ascertain their travel history and medical condition, said: “We rushed here to ascertain its veracity and quickly nip the spread in the bud.

“We are not to cover any case of illegal incursion of foreigners or COVID-19 case .

“Members of the COVID-19 committee are here with us and they have questioned the individuals to know their health status and travel history, but we are not stopping at this, we need to have an emergency meeting with all community chiefs (Baales) tomorrow morning to warn them from harbouring foreigners coming in till this crisis is over.

However, personnel of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) arrested two of the individuals.

The officers said the two individuals arrested were those who arrived on Tuesday while the third one was affirmed to have been around before them.

The leader of the team, who spoke under anonymity, said Eberivie and Terivie would be taken to the State Headquarters of the Immigration.

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