The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has clarified issues on a video circulating on social media of a certain Ms Joy Emovon who claimed to have been deported from Germany under grueling conditions, along with her three children .
In a release signed by the Chairman of the commission, Abike Dabiri Erewa, the Commission says it has carried out thorough investigations on the matter After thorough investigation by the Commission, these are the facts of the matter and found that neither Joy nor her children are citizens as German law does not automatically confer citizenship on foreigners born in German. “ Ms. Joy Emovon lived in Italy for years where she had a child. She was subsequently deported from Italy , later relocated to Switzerland where she had another child, from Switzerland she moved back to Italy, then subsequently to Germany where she had another child and lived for a few years.
“ She applied for asylum status in Germany and was denied, with the denial of her asylum, continuous stay in Germany became virtually impossible.She then took advantage of the IOM voluntary assistance program which encourages irregular migrants to return to their countries , with a financial support of between €1000 – €2000.”
The Chairman disclosed that b ased on that decision, she was given an Emergency travel certificate from the Nigerian embassy and subsequently put on a flight back home .However she refuted c laims that her hands and legs were handcuffed . “W hile we sympathize with Ms Emovon’s plight particularly her three children, it is important to put out the facts so as not to mislead the public.” She appealed to Nigerians to obey the laws of other lands while Government continues to provide an enabling environment for its citizens.