Over 1000 Nigerians Are In Chinese Prison

The Chairman of Blue Diamond Logistics, China, Mr. Festus Mbisiogu, has called on Nigerian Government to urgently look into the growing number of Nigerians detained in Chinese prisons over allegations of drug trafficking, saying more than 1,000 Nigerians are in Chinese prisons.

Speaking on the backdrop of a protest in Abuja, yesterday, over the increasing number of Nigerian citizens in Chinese jails, he urged state governors to embark on enlightenment campaigns to discourage indigenes of their states against drug trafficking. 

The Blue Diamond boss, who had been in the forefront of the campaign against drug trafficking in China, called on security agencies at international airports in Nigeria to be very vigilant and thoroughly screen intending Nigerian passengers to China.

Also, he cautioned Nigerians coming to China to be wary of the parcels they collect to deliver in China, noting that some detained Nigerians may not be guilty of the crimes they were alleged to have committed.

He said, "Nigerian citizens used to be China’s favourite but these unlawful behaviors (drug) robbed the average Nigerian immigrant and businessman in China that privilege. The negative effects of drug trafficking and unlawful behaviours go beyond the shores of China. I can’t remember any former drug dealer who is at peace with the proceeds made from drug trafficking whether for himself or for his children. Therefore, why should you continue to plot your own ruin in life?”