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Stop criminalising Nigerians, Ghanaian tells fellow countrymen


A Ghanaian, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, has called on his fellow countrymen to stop putting the label of criminals on Nigerians living in the West African country.


Otchere-Darko, who is the founder of a policy and research institute, Danquah Institute, made the call on his Facebook page.
He shared the front pages of two Ghanaian newspapers, where stories on Nigerians were prominently displayed.
The headlines read, “Boy, 4, kidnapped…Nigerian grabbed at Maamobi,” “Nigerians at it again!…attempt to steal 4-year-old boy.”
Sharing the photos, Otchere-Darko wrote, “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. 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. 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.


BY Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko
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. 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. 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




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