Saturday, 19 January 2008

Nigerian cultural enrichers

The London Times brings us this story which underlines how lucky we are to have so many Nigerians enriching our society (and enriching themselves at our expense).


Italian and Dutch police have announced the dismantling of a vast Nigerian crime ring that smuggled cocaine and heroin into Europe and forced dozens of women into prostitution.

The joint operation co-ordinated by Naples’ anti-mafia police identified a "dangerous Nigerian criminal organisation" from the southern region around the economic capital Lagos, chief anti-mafia prosecutor Pietro Grasso told a news conference.


The ring channelled drugs and young women, often minors, to several European countries, he told reporters, who was flanked by Amsterdam’s deputy police chief Johan Hartskamp, his partner in an investigation that was launched in 2006.

Since 2006, Dutch police have identified more than 100 Nigerian women including many minors who were forced into prostitution in west Africa and then sent to Amsterdam where they were assured that they would win political asylum under liberal Dutch laws covering human trafficking.

But once the women had residency papers for the European Union (EU), the crime syndicate forced them again into prostitution and sent them to work in Italy, France, Ireland, Britain and Spain, among other countries, the joint police task force said in a statement.


So that's what they mean by cultural enrichment.....


Remember the wise words offered to your Savant (by an English ex-pat) on my first visit to Nigeria: "Work on the assumption that everyone - and I mean everyone - is out to con you any chance they get. Do that and you won't go too far wrong".

An honest Nigerian is a rare exception.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

90% of the world's crooks are in Nigeria. And 90% of Nigerians here should be in jail.

Anonymous said...

Google the name “Lucky Igbinedion”. I was in the employ (ex-pat) of this kleptomaniac. A very dangerous Kaffir…

Anonymous said...

Lucky Igbinedion? That dirty thieving bastard. I remember him - he bought a house for $10 million in Kenwood from a tiny salary.

Anonymous said...

I disagree strongly that 90% of all Nigerians here should be in jail.
Surely they'd be better off if 100%were repatriated back to the crook-nation they come from. Why pay for locking them up if they shouldn't be here in the first place.

SAVANT said...

Agreed. But they shouldnt have been let in in the first place. That's have solved the problem before we had it (I sound like Kevin Keegan with that one, but you know what I mean)