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Re: What Am I To Do, My Only Brother Is In A Chinese Prison by technuel: 6:47am On May 06, 2019
My brother first of all I want to console you on your odeal
It hurts because I know my junior brother faced the same fate like two years ago but not in China

All you need to do now is to reach out to Nigerian Embassy in China put a call to them or email them. If you have anyone in the ministry of foreign affairs he or she can help you out too.

Secondary Prayer: Prayer works, when my brother was incarcerated he was charged to court and their offence was 10 years imprisonment but my mother have to embark on a one week long fasting and prayer and on the day she ended that fasting my brother called that he has been released. Just like that, he said on the day of their final judgement the judge that was handling cased looked at then for a while and ordered for their release. So you can see prayer is the key to any problem.


Don't worry Your brother will come out and meet all of you his loved ones.

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Re: What Am I To Do, My Only Brother Is In A Chinese Prison by gbolly0001(m): 6:49am On May 06, 2019
They mostly gets released at the end of the day. This happened to my brother last year though it was in Paris he was off for some couple weeks we tried reaching the consulate but all to no avail but he was later released. Try the embassy and hope for the best

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Re: What Am I To Do, My Only Brother Is In A Chinese Prison by lomprico(m): 6:51am On May 06, 2019
You are now the heir to tha throne!




Congrats!



Sorry, too much game of thrones smiley
Re: What Am I To Do, My Only Brother Is In A Chinese Prison by TGM2015: 6:51am On May 06, 2019
Soul47:


Thanks for your response.

Just read about her, any idea how I can reach out to her or someone else who might be of help...

Sadly am desperate, can't even sleep at night.
Check her out on twitter. Her handle is verified with the name Abike Dabiri-Erewa (@abikedabiri).

Moreso, your brother's friend should have an idea of the reason for the arrest. Best of lucks.

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Re: What Am I To Do, My Only Brother Is In A Chinese Prison by kingjrofficial(m): 6:52am On May 06, 2019
Reach The Embassy Headquarters In Abuja, That's The Easiest Way To Know How To Get Ur Brother Out, Or To Know More About The Steps To Take...
Take a Bold Step... Everything z Gonna Be Alright... sad

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Re: What Am I To Do, My Only Brother Is In A Chinese Prison by deltateam: 6:56am On May 06, 2019
Soul47:


Thanks for your response.

His papers are not complete and he didn't go with student Visa, I think he went with Visitors Visa.

I doubt he smokes weed.

Please how do you suggest I reach him?

At this point its obvious you don't know your brother.
So don't doubt, just hope.

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Re: What Am I To Do, My Only Brother Is In A Chinese Prison by essenceplus: 7:00am On May 06, 2019
mmadu5:
wow chinese prison and your complaining what would you now do if it was ikoyi prison or Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison


Trust me news reaching us suggests Chinese prison is worse than Nigerian cells
Re: What Am I To Do, My Only Brother Is In A Chinese Prison by kingreign(m): 7:01am On May 06, 2019
Soul47:
Goodday everyone.

Please I have a serious challenge and don't know how to go about it, so I decided to put it up in this forum hoping for advice from fellow NairaLanders.

2 years ago my elder brother (who is actually the only brother I have) went to China in search of greener pastures. I was about rounding up my first degree so we hardly communicate then.
When I finished late last year, we had lots of time to gist via WhatsApp voice and video call option, and less often the chat.

Last 2 months being March, Specifically on 23rd I chatted him up telling him that I was with my girlfriend and wanted him to say HI to her being her birthday. He said he was already asleep but will speak with her the next day.

The next day being Sunday 24th March he didn't come online and that have been the case till now.
I was less bothered, thinking he wanted to stay off social media for a while. Weeks passed by still no way to reach him. His number either doesn't connect or am automatically transfered to voicemail.
My Sister then decided to chat up one of his friend he usually tag on FaceBook who is in China to ask about his whereabout, and his friend told her that on that Sunday morning the Chinese Police raided his apartment and arrested him for financial fraud.

My NYSC orientation camp was a less pleasant experience because it was there that I got the news. My parents were informed but could do nothing about it since they don't have any contact in China.

I asked my brother's Chinese friend if he knows the prison my brother was put in, he replied no, and due to his incomplete papers he wouldn't be able to move around and make inquiry's.
He constantly assured me and my family that my brother will be released, its just a matter of time.

Am just scared of the fact that I haven't even spoken with my brother for so long and considering the bad press about Chinese prison what his fate will be.

Please can anyone best advice me on how to reach my brother to know what is going on... Maybe how to contact the the Chinese Police or just anything positive on the issue.

Cause I don't even know if he is alive.
I dont know the prison he is in and how long he will be staying there.
I don't even know how to console my parents anytime they ask me about him.
Am just blank, and it hurts.

I wonder if these tears will ever leave my eyes.

Any comment will be greatly appreciated.

I call on the Moderators of this great forum to please push this post to FrontPage so as to reach wider audience.


You can do nothing. Nigerian diplomatic relationship with China is only in favour of Chinese trade and infrastructure and I doubt if the Chinese govt will honour any moves to release him except on presidential request or UN orders which I know isn't even possible. I've been opportune to follow some diplomatic family to an Indian prison to see Nigerians incarcerated there years ago, it was terrible. These Nigerians were terribly and inhumanly treated.

Just move on and keep him in your prayers.


Side note to everyone out there : never visit any country and over stay beyond your visa validity or engage in crimes. These guys out there value no humanity in illegal migrants.

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Re: What Am I To Do, My Only Brother Is In A Chinese Prison by Nobody: 7:01am On May 06, 2019
Soul47:
Goodday everyone.

Please I have a serious challenge and don't know how to go about it, so I decided to put it up in this forum hoping for advice from fellow NairaLanders.

2 years ago my elder brother (who is actually the only brother I have) went to China in search of greener pastures. I was about rounding up my first degree so we hardly communicate then.
When I finished late last year, we had lots of time to gist via WhatsApp voice and video call option, and less often the chat.

Last 2 months being March, Specifically on 23rd I chatted him up telling him that I was with my girlfriend and wanted him to say HI to her being her birthday. He said he was already asleep but will speak with her the next day.

The next day being Sunday 24th March he didn't come online and that have been the case till now.
I was less bothered, thinking he wanted to stay off social media for a while. Weeks passed by still no way to reach him. His number either doesn't connect or am automatically transfered to voicemail.
My Sister then decided to chat up one of his friend he usually tag on FaceBook who is in China to ask about his whereabout, and his friend told her that on that Sunday morning the Chinese Police raided his apartment and arrested him for financial fraud.

My NYSC orientation camp was a less pleasant experience because it was there that I got the news. My parents were informed but could do nothing about it since they don't have any contact in China.

I asked my brother's Chinese friend if he knows the prison my brother was put in, he replied no, and due to his incomplete papers he wouldn't be able to move around and make inquiry's.
He constantly assured me and my family that my brother will be released, its just a matter of time.

Am just scared of the fact that I haven't even spoken with my brother for so long and considering the bad press about Chinese prison what his fate will be.

Please can anyone best advice me on how to reach my brother to know what is going on... Maybe how to contact the the Chinese Police or just anything positive on the issue.

Cause I don't even know if he is alive.
I dont know the prison he is in and how long he will be staying there.
I don't even know how to console my parents anytime they ask me about him.
Am just blank, and it hurts.

I wonder if these tears will ever leave my eyes.

Any comment will be greatly appreciated.

I call on the Moderators of this great forum to please push this post to FrontPage so as to reach wider audience.

Talk to Madam Abike DabirI she should be able to direct you on what to do,provided your brother is innocent and his friend didn't use him as collateral to collect goods and vanish.
Re: What Am I To Do, My Only Brother Is In A Chinese Prison by Rossikk(m): 7:02am On May 06, 2019
If he had no papers and was committing financial crimes, then he probably deserves the trouble he's in. If he was arrested by mistake, that is another case.

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Re: What Am I To Do, My Only Brother Is In A Chinese Prison by israelmao(m): 7:12am On May 06, 2019
See a lawyer for legal advice or if you can get in touch with Abike Edabiri, Senior Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora.
Re: What Am I To Do, My Only Brother Is In A Chinese Prison by Boscog(m): 7:14am On May 06, 2019
bro send ur line

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Re: What Am I To Do, My Only Brother Is In A Chinese Prison by Neddstark: 7:16am On May 06, 2019
All I can say to everyone is please stop indulging in crime and putting your family in grief.
I pray its a small issue and your brother is released soon

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Re: What Am I To Do, My Only Brother Is In A Chinese Prison by essenceplus: 7:21am On May 06, 2019
Neddstark:
All I can say to everyone is please stop indulging in crime and putting your family in grief.
I pray its a small issue and your brother is released soon


This is very inhumane. Please stop this attitude you hear. Your words can disorganize your life. Humans and the sanctimonious judgmental hypocrisy. Don't bother replying. You're annoying..

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Re: What Am I To Do, My Only Brother Is In A Chinese Prison by Ujuvals1: 7:23am On May 06, 2019
@Soul47
My dear i am sorry for what you and your family are passing through but trust me it will be alright even though it may take a long while.

My family encountered similar issue even worse, we are two in our family just myself and kid brother.

He travelled out six years ago to Brazil while i got married three years ago.I have long lost my mum so it was just me and my dad.

My husband did my bride price and i got pregnant he said he wanted to travel out and will be back soon.

My dear i was two months pregnant living with my father when i was told my husband had been arrsted for drug offence i didnt hear from him again.

I went into depression, pregnancy, cashlessness and a father to take care of, i called my brother and cried my heart out he was pushed to redeem the family out pf poverty and frustration.

My dear that is how he carried drugs from brazil swallowed it and almost died and headed to South Africa enroute to Nigeria.

Himself and four of his friends left for that journey, i never knew he entered drugs just to raise money and help us as i was already nine months, frustrated with a father to feed.

My dear this is true life story, immediately he moved he called me his coming to Nigeria i was happy praying never knowing what laid ahead.

Two days later he called that himself and his four friends have been arrested in South Africa with drugs,Jesus i ran madddddd......i entered labour self immediately from the tears and frustration.

Thats how i birthed with tears and it was God all through, i told my dad about what happened and the man almost died.Few weeks later he called saying he needed 500,000 for lawyer else he stands a risk of being imprisoned for fifteen years chai.

Me wey never see 1000, well i cried and taught i would die, i cried ooo, my heart broke, i birthed a boy but sadness all over.My baby father made no contact for three years my dear.

I eventually got up, prayed and asked God to save me.I had stitches after child birth and was told to stay on bed rest for a while but i couldnt with all my problem.

Immediately i got home i dropped the baby with a neighbor and hit the street going to every of my uncle asking for help to raise lawyer money for my brother, my dear they all failed.They even mocked us that he shpuld test prison and see is not easy who told him to carry drugs.

My father was there asking me daily to talk to his son or he would die, chai.

I later had to give myself brain and spoke to my brother, he sounded strong initially telling me to be strong for him to take care of the family, that his friends have been sentenced to ten years and his thế last awaiting judgement i should just believe is ten or twelve yeats i should hold on throughout and kiss my baby for him.

I swear as am typing am even crying but am trying to tell u a real story to encourage you.I went to hustle by calling all my contacts that am into books selling, luckily for me, a lecturer friend gave me contract to stock school libray, i did that with the pain and stitches in my body after childbirth but i was determined to raise that lawyer money.

I did that and after that i made 150,000 from it.i quickly sent it to him asking him to deposit for lawyer, next i started going to island to look for things to resell, infact God was with me, within two months i raised another 70,000 and forwarded to him.Mind you all the people he knew failed him no support at all.


After i had sent the 220k in total, the lawyer came in and fought for him, told the court he had a job in Brazil which is true although the pay was small but he was pushed after his sister went into labour and the pressure from home was much etc, also his a firat time offender and his enroute Nigeria and not SA, sth like that sha. i was told to produce a lot of document thats how i kept running up and down like a mad woman, i slimed down to brown stick, people who came to greét me for the birth of my baby kept asking are you ok,chai i suffered.

I didnt even have time for myself or the baby, i kept sending him money to buy a phone there so we could communicate with him, if he buys this week nextweek they will seize it, upper week i send and they seize he buy again they seize infact it was a life time challenge i cannot forget.


After five months of awaiting trial he was sentenced to four years, to serve two years and two is suspended, chai i did it, all alone.Jehova be praised.I encouraged my dad all though telling him to be strong but in my room i cried.My father lived through it cos i stood like a lion and never gave up.

To the glory of God he started his sentence after he had wasted six months awaitig trial which was cancelled as it wasnt counted.He started serving and i kept praying, at some point we couldnt communicate but i had hope is not over he is alive he will be back someday.

To the glorify of God, he came back this year february 2019, instead of being deported to make matters worse for us here in naija,a Sputh African woman helped him to cross over and he was allowed to enter Nigeria after he had finished serving.

He came back looking so good against my initial thought of him looking sick and out.i cried and was mad with excitemnet.My father laid down on the sand and rolled to God thanking him, only son chai.we suffered, but is over.

Guess what three years down,my husband suddenly appeared released after been incommunicado for three years his son is a fine healthy boy of three years, finally is over.

Why did i write u long epistle is to tell you that people have seen it, have hope and faith for God is alive.

He isnt dead,chinese prisons dont give easy access to cellphone to call but know that one day he will call.

Be strong for your parents, dont be weak, encourage them, tell them is ok, that his fine. Tel tham that his friend said his ok, because sad news can kill them due to old age.Just tell them his ok but cant communicate.

Nobody can go there to see him, security is tight, my brother case nobody could,hmmmmm na drug oooo who go go?

Be prayerful, go to God and tell him to help ur family, do you know how i raised all that money i dont know, i havent even touched such fund in my life but when challenge came my determination pushed me to save my brother.He was the only one in his clique that got the easiest sentebce in a good cell.

So dont loose hope, his not dead, yes you hear stories that jail is tough thats true but it wont kill him it will only make him tougher thats the truth so dont worry he will be back one day,it may take long but he will.Stay strong, dont give up.

If you want to start contacting embassy, honestly naija is sth else the process will drain you emotionally, financially and yet you may not achieve any tangible result because he didnt go on student visa.

DONT GIVE UP, STAY STRONG, HE WILL COMMUNICATE SOON.BE STRONG FOR YOUR PARENTS ok.May God make it easy for you in jeaus name.Amen.

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Re: What Am I To Do, My Only Brother Is In A Chinese Prison by Uyi168: 7:23am On May 06, 2019
And if ur brother is guilty of the charges lavelled against him,baba,na hot soup him dea oo..

Except that....
Re: What Am I To Do, My Only Brother Is In A Chinese Prison by Dshocker(m): 7:25am On May 06, 2019
Soul47:
Goodday everyone.

Please I have a serious challenge and don't know how to go about it, so I decided to put it up in this forum hoping for advice from fellow NairaLanders.

2 years ago my elder brother (who is actually the only brother I have) went to China in search of greener pastures. I was about rounding up my first degree so we hardly communicate then.
When I finished late last year, we had lots of time to gist via WhatsApp voice and video call option, and less often the chat.

Last 2 months being March, Specifically on 23rd I chatted him up telling him that I was with my girlfriend and wanted him to say HI to her being her birthday. He said he was already asleep but will speak with her the next day.

The next day being Sunday 24th March he didn't come online and that have been the case till now.
I was less bothered, thinking he wanted to stay off social media for a while. Weeks passed by still no way to reach him. His number either doesn't connect or am automatically transfered to voicemail.
My Sister then decided to chat up one of his friend he usually tag on FaceBook who is in China to ask about his whereabout, and his friend told her that on that Sunday morning the Chinese Police raided his apartment and arrested him for financial fraud.

My NYSC orientation camp was a less pleasant experience because it was there that I got the news. My parents were informed but could do nothing about it since they don't have any contact in China.

I asked my brother's Chinese friend if he knows the prison my brother was put in, he replied no, and due to his incomplete papers he wouldn't be able to move around and make inquiry's.
He constantly assured me and my family that my brother will be released, its just a matter of time.

Am just scared of the fact that I haven't even spoken with my brother for so long and considering the bad press about Chinese prison what his fate will be.

Please can anyone best advice me on how to reach my brother to know what is going on... Maybe how to contact the the Chinese Police or just anything positive on the issue.

Cause I don't even know if he is alive.
I dont know the prison he is in and how long he will be staying there.
I don't even know how to console my parents anytime they ask me about him.
Am just blank, and it hurts.

I wonder if these tears will ever leave my eyes.

Any comment will be greatly appreciated.

I call on the Moderators of this great forum to please push this post to FrontPage so as to reach wider audience.



Be thankful that internet fraud isn't amongst crime liable to death in China,just be careful

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Re: What Am I To Do, My Only Brother Is In A Chinese Prison by Lexusgs430: 7:26am On May 06, 2019
Soul47:


Thanks for your response.

Just read about her, any idea how I can reach out to her or someone else who might be of help...

Sadly am desperate, can't even sleep at night.

Simple.... Search for her email address, twitter handle, her office email, telephone number, Instagram handle, nairaland moniker etc etc

Send her or her office, a polite introductory message......
Re: What Am I To Do, My Only Brother Is In A Chinese Prison by Zagee: 7:29am On May 06, 2019
peace to your house bro..... I just hope he is not in the one that it's most likely breakout point leads to the stretch of the Siberian white plain...
Re: What Am I To Do, My Only Brother Is In A Chinese Prison by uuzba(m): 7:30am On May 06, 2019
ReneeNuttall:
I understand ur pain sir,just be prayerful, there's nothing God cannot do.
The brother didn't ask God for papers BEFORE travelling to China?
Now he has put himself into trouble, he is expecting God to rescue him? Well, God as our Father, will let him receive small punishment so he learns his lesson and never does such a foolish thing again

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Re: What Am I To Do, My Only Brother Is In A Chinese Prison by Neddstark: 7:31am On May 06, 2019
essenceplus:



This is very inhumane. Please stop this attitude you hear. Your words can disorganize your life. Humans and the sanctimonious judgmental hypocrisy. Don't bother replying. You're annoying..

I hope you read my second line. I was wishing the brother gets released. My words will not disorganize my life. Your silliness will mess yours up. If you like keep doing crime. You're like the type that glorifies it.

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