Some Nigerians who were recently deported from Libya have vowed to go after one man called Charles and others who allegedly collected money from them promising to help them get to Europe.
About 168 Libya deportees were on Tuesday, November 28 received by Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, the Nation report
Most of the deportees blamed their failed European journey on one Charles whom they claimed collected money from them to take them to Europe only to abandon them.
They claimed Charles had several camps in Libya where he kept people without food and water. They also said he had several account numbers which he used to receive money from his victims.
One of the deportees who goes by the name, Alex Otoide said he witnessed the sale of 20 Nigerian girls and that he was lucky not have died. He said: “They sold like 20 girls in the night. It was God that save me. More than seven people died from hunger and thirst inside the prison.
“Can’t you see how I look lean and hungry. I need to go for treatment. I left Nigeria with N500,000 but I spent six months in Libya jail after the man that took my money ran away.
“We were 55 that left for Libya, 25 people died in the desert.”
Another deportee identified as Osas Blessing, said Charles was one of the connection men in Libya. He said: “I gave Charles N450,000 but when I got to Libya he increased it to N600,000. He is very wicked. He does not care for human live. He is a Benin man. He will say if you die you die. He pushed us into the sea at the wrong time. I heard he just left Nigeria with new passengers to Libya. He has frustrated many Nigerians.”