It has been gathered that many Nigerians have been on different occasions, tortured and others killed in Indonesia by the country’s immigration officers, over alleged expiration of papers and passports.
Facts have emerged that corrupt immigration officers often invade the homes of Nigerian offenders threatening to arrest them, if they fail to pay the bail sum of N450, 000.
Reports say the raids target mainly Nigerians, who are often asked to pay the huge sum, and are thoroughly tortured, sometimes to death, when they fail to cough out the money.
Those who are unable to raise the sum are often asked to call their relatives to raise the money.
A sources said that, a certain man identified as Chukwueze, was tortured to death while in the custody of Indonesian immigration officials because he could not raise the money demanded as a bribe.
Another source, who spoke with newsmen said, “We are passing through hell here in Indonesia. The immigration officials are killing us because of expired visa. They come into our houses to arrest us and force us to pay N450, 000.”
“If you don’t pay the money, they will ask you to call your relatives to raise the money. Last Monday, one Nigerian died in their custody because he had no money to pay. He died due to the torture he was subjected to by immigration officers.”