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300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by afroniger: 9:15am On Jul 24
Over 300 Nigerians languishing in Italian jail for Mafia-related offences, says ex- Edo commissioner

July 24, 2021

Osaze Osemwingie

By Bisi Olaniyi

Former Edo State Commissioner for Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Affairs, Osaze Osemwingie-Ero, has raised the alarm over the illegal detention of over 300 Nigerian youths in Italian prisons for trumped-up charges on mafia-related offences.

Osemwingie said he learnt about the plight of the innocent young Nigerians during his wrongful detention in Italy as a result of a “very corrupt and complex system.”

The former commissioner, who spoke during an interview on Arise TV, on Friday, said the youths are held and committed to maximum prisons in Italy because they do not have the resources to access an independent lawyer.

“They don’t have money to take lawyers; the prosecutor gives them government lawyers that he uses to manipulate them,” the ex-commissioner noted.

He further called for the collaboration of all stakeholders including the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission and the media, among others to ensure the release of the youths.

According to him, “We have over 300 Nigerian youths who are unjustly being held in prison because of these mafia-related crimes; they didn’t commit the crime.

“I made a promise that I am going to create awareness for the release of those innocent Nigerians. We must fight as Nigerians to ensure that they regain their freedom.”

He continued: “As a senior government official, there was no support from the Nigerian government during my ordeal in Italy. I have spoken to the chairperson of Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission, who is very proactive and vocal, and she’s ready to work with us to ensure that those people are released.

“These over 300 Nigerians have families, wives, children and parents who are suffering as well. We must not sit down and allow them to languish in prison because of a very corrupt and complex system. The prosecutors are very corrupt and are using us for modern-day slavery because the European Union is paying them huge sums of money to fight mafia activities.”

“It is worthy of note that we don’t have mafia in Nigeria. I also believe that anyone who commits a crime should be prosecuted and, if found guilty, made to face the consequences. But these Nigerians, who are innocent, are suffering in prison in Europe. We must stand up for them and speak out for their release. It’s because these Nigerians don’t have a voice or the resources that they are jailed unjustly,” Osemwingie noted.

The ex-commissioner explained that he was on official trip to Germany, in 2019, to have a meeting with the Nigerian Ambassador to Germany, Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, on the Benin artefact restitution campaign when he was arrested in Amsterdam and illegally detained for over a year in Italy, adding, “I was a victim of racial discrimination and manipulation of a very corrupt prosecutor of the Italian Justice system.”

https://thenationonlineng.net/over-300-nigerians-languishing-in-italian-jail-for-mafia-related-offences-says-ex-edo-commissioner/

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Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by uBuNiT: 9:21am On Jul 24
Why won't they lanquish there ?
Who speaks for you ?


The only God-sent (MNK), are you guys not shouting "crossify him crossify him" ?

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Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by Predicament: 9:23am On Jul 24
too bad
Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by DefHQ: 9:23am On Jul 24
Afonja's and Abokkis' will turn this into an ethnic affair..
They won't dissapoint!


Take note of their Monika

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Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by XXXXTENTACION: 9:23am On Jul 24
Wahala undecided ndi developers they went to develop Mexico embarassed

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Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by CodeTemplar: 9:25am On Jul 24
Is this Osaze the ex super eagle player or just coincidence?

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Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by CodeTemplar: 9:28am On Jul 24
DefHQ:
Afonja's and Abokkis' will turn this into an ethnic affair..
They won't dissapoint!


Take note of their Monika
Abokiii spotted.

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Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by Chris525: 9:31am On Jul 24
Shut up. After everything we read online you say they didn’t commit any crime. Stupid Nigerians. 300 is a small number if you ask me. You think everywhere is like Nigeria?

If you aid and abet a crime you’ll go to jail; you don’t have to have committed the crime and Nigerians are always guilty of that.

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Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by Unsad(m): 5:34pm On Jul 24
For over a year ?

Godamn.
Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by Patrioticman007(m): 5:34pm On Jul 24
We know the fact that, the okoro's constitute 98% of those incarcerated in the Italian prison. To them its either you get rich or die trying, why should we waste our common resources on cases the Zoo republic can't win, because of glaring evidences.

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Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by NwaNimo1(m): 5:34pm On Jul 24

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Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by babamadiba(m): 5:34pm On Jul 24
Those of you guys who are always first to comment on every trend, what kind of God do you serve? Just asking for a friend.

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Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by fourboys: 5:35pm On Jul 24
Edo boys and girls embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed

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Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by hustla(m): 5:35pm On Jul 24
Nawa o
Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by SenatePresdo(m): 5:35pm On Jul 24
Na Bini and Yoruba Boys.

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Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by Sonnobax15(m): 5:35pm On Jul 24
shocked
That one na only the statistics of those wey dey for jail oh..

Talk more of those wey dey package ashawo..

And those wey dey die for sea nkor??

Las las cha,many people for here self still prefer to be prisoner for italy to being a free man living in Nigeria under this Buhari regime... Because no difference at all...

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Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by admus14(m): 5:35pm On Jul 24
Abike Dabiri get ready, work oti wole
Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by goldtube(m): 5:35pm On Jul 24
shocked
Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by EmmanuelScott1(m): 5:35pm On Jul 24
CodeTemplar:
Is this Osaze the ex super eagle player or just coincidence?

Their surname is not the same, so they're not related

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Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by iSpitonYourGrav: 5:35pm On Jul 24
grin
Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by legendgalas(f): 5:36pm On Jul 24
uBuNiT:
Why won't they lanquish there ?
Who speaks for you ?


The only God-sent (MNK), are you guys not shouting "crossify him crossify him" ?
MNK kee u dere

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Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by Bedtec: 5:36pm On Jul 24
Na konji be my problem now

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Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by yinkus6750(m): 5:36pm On Jul 24
What is illegal and trumped up charges?
When you go to a foreign land, you respect yourself and do legitimate work.
Anything in the contrary, you have yourself to blame.

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Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by Nobody: 5:36pm On Jul 24
well if Nigerians behave themselves in overseas I don't think they will have any problem.. so let's no emphasizing on that issue abeg

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Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by Rayjnr: 5:36pm On Jul 24
I wonder why someone will hustle hard to travel out of this country only to go join gang

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Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by Candidlady(f): 5:36pm On Jul 24
Am sure majorities will be from

Bros damn niggarr state..

Where is he sef..

Abi him too dey with them

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Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by DoctorDree(m): 5:36pm On Jul 24
Not surprising
Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by whytediamond(m): 5:36pm On Jul 24
na wah
Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by Karlovych: 5:36pm On Jul 24
Edo state

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Re: 300 Nigerians Languishing In Italian Jail For Mafia-Related Offences by jahsharon: 5:37pm On Jul 24
Please let them remain there, useless idiots. Except they can help us to confront Fulani herdsmen, if not, let them remain there.

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