Egusi: Mexico to apologise to Nigerian for illegal detention (Page 2)

Date: 28-03-2010 11:03 pm (14 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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- agabs at 29-03-2010 01:53 PM (14 years ago)
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I must say this. ha aha aha ahaha ahha ahahahha ahahahha

Egusi no fit grow for mexico? why Ibo man the carry Egusi about? If na woman, e for different, but wetin Ibo man the carry egusi d cross border for?. Make we no forget our nature as African Men. Some things are unmanly. If na woman dem for no detain am. Dem for gree sharp sharp say na local soup something.
Posted: at 29-03-2010 01:53 PM (14 years ago) | Upcoming
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- belindajustins at 29-03-2010 03:05 PM (14 years ago)
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how egusi take resemble cocaine? yeye people
Posted: at 29-03-2010 03:05 PM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- xydney at 29-03-2010 03:14 PM (14 years ago)
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nmmm they ear really stupid, is there any common thing with those?. they've got to pay really 
Posted: at 29-03-2010 03:14 PM (14 years ago) | Newbie
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- esoo at 29-03-2010 04:20 PM (14 years ago)
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did they have lab to carry out test ?
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- yahoomail at 29-03-2010 04:24 PM (14 years ago)
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ridiculous abi dem no det c wel
Posted: at 29-03-2010 04:24 PM (14 years ago) | Upcoming
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- megafather1 at 29-03-2010 06:35 PM (14 years ago)
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I said it,egusi can course misfortune.
Posted: at 29-03-2010 06:35 PM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ikbnice at 29-03-2010 06:43 PM (14 years ago)
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i don't blame them,u know nigeria is on the watch list for cocaine exporting,they thought nigerians have come with their wayo again,MAY GOD HELP US IN 9JA  Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed Sad Angry Angry Sad Sad
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- megafather1 at 29-03-2010 06:46 PM (14 years ago)
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Amen,this 9ja sef....
Posted: at 29-03-2010 06:46 PM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ksurrina at 29-03-2010 07:53 PM (14 years ago)
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Agabs lmao are you saying that a man shouldn't be in the kitchen. lmao

Posted: at 29-03-2010 07:53 PM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- wunzie at 29-03-2010 08:29 PM (14 years ago)
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 Huh? Huh?

Posted: at 29-03-2010 08:29 PM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dally007 at 29-03-2010 09:13 PM (14 years ago)
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CONFUSED SOULS.
Posted: at 29-03-2010 09:13 PM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kenyawest at 29-03-2010 09:16 PM (14 years ago)
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Quote from: agabs on 29-03-2010 01:53 PM
I must say this. ha aha aha ahaha ahha ahahahha ahahahha

Egusi no fit grow for mexico? why Ibo man the carry Egusi about? If na woman, e for different, but wetin Ibo man the carry egusi d cross border for?. Make we no forget our nature as African Men. Some things are unmanly. If na woman dem for no detain am. Dem for gree sharp sharp say na local soup something.
you are being sexist.
Posted: at 29-03-2010 09:16 PM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Emawiz51 at 29-03-2010 11:20 PM (14 years ago)
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THE PRICE OF AN ILLETERATE. . . . . . .
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- spicygal08 at 29-03-2010 11:31 PM (14 years ago)
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Tehahahahahaoooo....!chai my ribs...laughter wan kill me
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- Bazemaster at 30-03-2010 12:20 AM (14 years ago)
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Quote from: nametalkam on 28-03-2010 11:03 PM
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The Punch

Friday, March 26, 2010

Egusi: Mexico to apologise to Nigerian for illegal detention

Agency reporter

Mexican authorities are now under pressure to apologise to the family of a United States-based Nigerian, Okoronkwo Umeham, who was illegally detained for two days while crossing the American border into Mexico on a visit last week, Empowered Newswire reports.



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US media reports said that Okoronkwo Umeham, 73, who is also a US citizen, spent two days in a Mexican jail in the town of Tijuana because Mexican border guards who are English illiterates mistook ingredients of an Igbo soup, Egusi, he was taking to his relative in Mexico for illegal drugs.

Although the Nigerian has now been released after the Mexicans discovered their error, his family is insisting on an apology.

His wife, Mrs Gail Umeham, said after his release from two days of detention that her husband had been humiliated by the experience. "It would have been nice if someone had said sorry," she was reported to have demanded, according to media reports in the US.

Umeham, who works as a social worker in San Diego, US, was detained while crossing the border from San Diego to Tijuana last week because overzealous Mexican border inspectors thought he was carrying a stimulant popular in East Africa but illegal in Mexico called khat.

But Umeham was also taking along dried fish, vegetables and spices, to be used to prepare a famous and spicy Igbo soup to a younger relative, Nnanna Nwafor, who lives in Tijuana, Mexico.

Curiously, Umeham had taken the same ingredients to Nnanna last September without any incident and turned them over to inspectors during his last visit, not knowing they were suspicious already.

Associated Press reports that the Mexican inspectors asked if the labeled packages contained marijuana, and Umeham replied in the negative. But the language difference did'nt allow Umeham to explain what they were and the Mexicans offered no interpreters, preferring instead to detain the 73-year old man.

According to his own accounts, Umeham said Mexican authorities put him in jail, telling him they needed to test the suspicious materials.

Local US media reports quoted a Mexican official, Javier Cossio, the head of the federal attorney general's office in Tijuana, having confirmed Umeham's arrest.

Cossio told the San Diego Union-Tribune, a US newspaper that contents of the bags that Umeham was carrying had to be tested and that Umeham had to be checked for drug use.

But afterwards, the Mexican authorities concluded "he was not carrying any drugs," nor did Umeham tested positive for any drug.

Nigerian diplomats in Mexico could not be reached as at press time to comment. But Umeham's American citizenship is expected to also enhance his right to redress if the Mexicans refuse to apologise for the infringement on his freedom of movement.

Umeham has lived in San Diego for 12 years, and the vegetables mistaken by the Mexicans were still in bags from San Diego's African Caribbean Food store when the Mexican guards mistook them for khat.

"The whole situation was really unnecessary," Umeham told another news agency, UPI. "It shouldn't happen to anybody."

ok

Posted: at 30-03-2010 12:20 AM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- donchuks35 at 30-03-2010 04:17 AM (14 years ago)
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Their Fther..them no dey check before they act like goats..omo naija4life make we free those BASTARDS..
Posted: at 30-03-2010 04:17 AM (14 years ago) | Newbie
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- myragonza at 30-03-2010 08:03 AM (14 years ago)
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Quote from: mazi on 29-03-2010 01:29 AM
really dumb....wotz d resemblance btwn egusi nd cocaine?


i wonder ooooo....if they wanna say garri is cocaine,its excusable but egusi...?thats so stupid!!!even a newborn knows the difference.... Grin Grin Grin Grin

Posted: at 30-03-2010 08:03 AM (14 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- aish at 30-03-2010 10:04 AM (14 years ago)
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Awwww, i can't believe they put an old man in jail, completely unnecessary.. Awon Oloshi
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- agabs at 30-03-2010 11:34 AM (14 years ago)
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The border inspectors did their duty. Cocaine is smuggled in many forms. Why are u guys shouting this and that. The man wasnt tortured, he was detained. The "Egusi"  had to be tested in the laboratory. The man had to be tested for blood use. The "Egusi" passed the test so did the man. Wat is una own problem? Where have the Mexican's erred? Should they not protect Mexico from drugs? Guys, let us stop being condemnatory. We know if it were Nigerian security personel in this scenario, the man would have lost more than Just time and pride. He would have lost way more. And if it is realized that he has some money in the bank, the Nigerian Security people would have made sure all his bank account was emptied to buy his freedom. Make una free those Mexicans.

Una Nigerians too sharp, dats why everybody the fear.

Should an African man be crossing borders with Egusi?
What happened to his charms? Ha aha aha ahahahahhahahahahahahh.

Naija people sef. Naija Man no know which one e dey anymore. From Jazz Carrying Men to Egusi Carrying Men to Corrupt Politicians in the Senate ............................................................... May God help us.

Ladies u see what happens when u turn your Husband to an errand man? You see? Am sure the wife begged and begged and begged for the Man to help her deliver that Egusi. See the outcome? Do u see outcome? Make una arrange unaselves.
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- agabs at 30-03-2010 12:00 PM (14 years ago)
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correction to my last comment above.


The man had to be tested for drug use.
Posted: at 30-03-2010 12:00 PM (14 years ago) | Upcoming
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