Three Nigerian nationals, including a 3-year old child, were detained in Sylhet for attempting to enter Bangladesh illegally from India.
The three were apprehended at the Tamabil land port on Thursday morning, July 8, by a squad of intelligence officials acting on a tip.
Emmanuel Nnamdi Ohagwam, 42, his 3-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Favour Osinachi Ohagwam, and Paul Ebeodi Okechukwu have been identified as the detainees.
The detainees’ belongings included a laptop, nine cellphones, three passports, a driver’s license, an Indian Aadhaar card, a Nigerian NID card, $1,600 in cash, and?280 in cash.
They were later handed over to the police station in Gowainghat.
Gowainghat police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Parimal Dev verified the issue to Dhaka Tribune, saying that Nigerian nationals “are now being questioned.”
On June 29, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized Onyebuchukwu Stanley Egwu, a 31-year-old Nigerian national, in Sylhet, for reportedly sneaking into Bangladesh from India through the Tamabil land port.