According to a lawyer, several Nigerians who are currently in conflict with British police officers and immigration officials are doing so because their friends supplied the officers information about them.
Dele Olawanle, a Nigerian attorney working in the UK, revealed on his Twitter account @dolawande how he learned that some Nigerians got into difficulties abroad because they spilled a lot of information to their ‘friends,’ who then shared it with the police and immigration officials.
He claims that whenever he visits police stations in the UK to represent Nigerians who have been detained by law enforcement or immigration officials, he is invariably informed that
He claims that whenever he visits police stations in the UK to represent Nigerians who have been detained by law enforcement or immigration officials, he is always informed that someone close to the detained person provided the information that got them into difficulty.
Hence, he issued a warning to individuals who were already in the nation as well as those who would eventually immigrate to the UK, stressing that they may have friends but should be cautious about what they say.
Here is the man’s tweet about the situation: