South Cyprus-based Ghanaian, Emest has disclosed that together with a Nigerian, his brother-in-law tricked him into paying €3500 (GHS29k) meant for his school tuition.
In a chat on ‘Daily Hustle Worldwide,’ Emest indicated that his brother-in-law living in South Cyprus encouraged him to come and study there. According to Emest, they told him he could get a job and pay the fees later.
“They told me the admission fee was €500, but it was €150. The admission came two months later, and they told me that I had to pay the fees (€3500) before coming.”
When I arrived in South Cyprus, I told them to take me to the school, but they were reluctant. Eventually, I visited the school to register, and they said that I had not paid the fees. My brother-in-law and the Nigerian had spent the money,” he explained.
Emest added that they (Nigerian and in-law) advised him to seek asylum or risk deportation. Later they reported him to the immigration.
“I don’t know that seeking asylum was free. The Nigerian told me that I had to pay €1000 for that. But I hesitated, and they reported me. I was arrested and spent 28 days in jail,” he added.
Emest indicated that he could not risk deportation and sought asylum to be released. He has since not heard from his brother-in-law or the Nigerian.
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