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Africa News of Monday, 10 May 2021


Nigerians are not criminals and they are not corrupt – Igbo king in Ghana

Eze Dr Chukwudi Jude Ihenetu, The King of Igbo community in Ghana Eze Dr Chukwudi Jude Ihenetu, The King of Igbo community in Ghana

The King of Igbo community in Ghana Eze Dr Chukwudi Jude Ihenetu has debunked the assertion that Nigerians living in Ghana are corrupt and responsible for the crimes in the country.

There is an assertion in Ghana that Nigerians are responsible for most of the criminal activities such as prostitution, cybercrime and armed robbery in the country.

But Dr. Ihenetu says that assertion is wrong stressing that Nigerians are not criminals neither are they corrupt.

Speaking on Ghana Yensom on Accra100.5FM on Monday, 10 May 2021 the King of the Igbo community in Ghana told show host Kwame Appiah Kubi that “Nigerians are not crime committers, that impression that people create that Nigerians are crime committers, I will always disagree on that.

“In every 12, there must be Judas. Ghanaians are not 100 percent holy and the same as Nigerians.

Even America being the most developed nation in the world, there are lots of corrupt people there also so everywhere in the world there is corruption.

“A country of over 200 million people do you expect everyone not to be corrupt?” he quizzed.

Dr. Ihenetu explained that Nigerians only work hard to make more money and that has been misunderstood as corruption.

“The way we work hard intimidate people, so people will say Nigerians are crime committers, no, in every 12 there must be Judas. Also, whenever somebody is working hard ahead of someone else around him, the other person will never feel happy, he will look at you and wonder this guy ‘where is he making money from, this guy we started selling pure water with him how come he now has about 20 bags and mine is still two bags."

"The skills I implemented may not be the same you implemented, the ideas I implemented might not be the one you implemented, the way I packaged might not be the same way you packaged yours’ so I’m telling you Nigerians are not corrupt."

“If Nigerians pay their way out, Ghanaians also pay their way out and Americans also pay their way out and governments also pay their way out…it is the same way we also pay our way out not only with money but negotiations."

"Life is all about negotiations, so when you say Nigerians are corrupt, that word particularly gives me headache, I don’t want to hear that Nigerians are corrupt. No, Nigerians are not corrupt.”

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