Four Nigerians who had smuggled themselves into a Malaysian-bound cargo vessel without proper documentation, were on Wednesday nabbed in their bid to travel out of the country.
They are Ahmed Azeez, 24, Tunde Yagba, 33, Adewale Sunday, 25 and Ajose Kehinde, 33.
It was gathered that operatives of the Marine Police Command arrested Azeez, Yagba and Kehinde who had boarded a Malaysia bound cargo ship, after Sunday was rushed to hospital following an ulcer he developed due to lack of food inside the ship.
According to an anonymous source, the tip-off from the Amphibious Ambush Squad of the Marine Command led by DSP Ben Ogungbure, the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Maritime Police Command, Muhammed Katsina, began to track the movement of the remaining three stowaways.
He explained that the suspects were tracked 23 hours after they had departed, adding that upon interrogation, the command discovered they have travelled to various countries illegally but were deported.