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Stop criminalizing Nigerians – Otchere-Darko to Ghanaians

 

By:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah

 

Founder of Danquah Institute, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has urged Ghanaians to refrain from labelling Nigerians in Ghana as criminals.

This is because, according to him, almost half of the West African population are Nigerians hence Nigerians are bound to have the highest number of both good and bad people within the West African sub-region.

In a Facebook post by Mr Otchere-Darko on Monday, he asked Ghanaians to stop the “anti-Nigerian stereotyping”.

“Imagine living in Europe and waking up almost daily to headlines such as ‘Another Ghanaian Arrested’. That is how being a Nigerian in Ghana feels. Some of us have been saying this for years but with no impact” the post said.

“Stop the anti-Nigerian stereotyping! We keep reinforcing an unfortunate image that Nigerians are criminals. Even where a gang of 4 Ghanaians and 1 Nigerian robs a bank, we are told the Nigerian either ‘subcontracted’ or ‘recruited’ the Ghanaians,” Gabby’s post added.

“Indeed, almost half of West Africans are Nigerians, so, Nigerians are bound to have the highest number of both good and bad people in our region, on our continent. #StopCriminalisingNaija,” the Facebook post read.

Source: Adomonline.com/Gertrude Otchere

 

 

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