Operatives of the Nigerian Navy have arrested five Nigerian stowaways on board a vessel bound for Europe.
The arrest was made by NNS Beecroft when the stowaways were discovered on board MT Chemstrans Baltic anchored on Lagos waters.
According to Commodore Bashir Mohammed, the Commander of NNS Beecroft, the five stowaways were handed over to the Nigerian Immigration Service.
The statement said the stowaways were aged between 23 and 27 years.
“The suspects confessed that they traveled to Lagos with the intention of leaving the country for Europe in search of greener pasture before they were apprehended.” he stated.