Speaking in an interview with Starr News’ Eric Mawuena Egbeta, the returnee migrant recounted how the situation in Libya was one he never ever wanted to remember again for the remainder of his days.
He made shocking accusations that were very disturbing in relation to the slave trade. According to him, he was sold into slavery by a fellow Ghanaian.
In his own words, he recounted that, “What I found myself in Libya, I wouldn’t wish for even my worst enemy, we were sold like bread by our own fellow Ghanaians. And it was a very disheartening experience. We went through the desert and some of us disappeared without a trace and others were shot and killed, luckily for some of us, we were able to escape and were arrested and brought to the deportation centre”.
The Government of Ghana took measures to rescue some migrants who were in Libya after news broke out that some black Africans in the North African country were being sold off as slaves for as little as $400 apiece.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as well as other public figures and entertainers have all added their voice to register their displeasure over the happenings in Libya. The government delivered on its promise of safely returning Ghanaians who were in Libya when two flights touched down at the Kotoka International Airport with Ghanaian migrants.
A worldwide campaign to end the slave trade in Libya was birthed out of a report made by CNN over the sale of human beings in Libya.
Libyan authorities have also started working on measures to check the inhuman act and also do well to bring all perpetrators of the injustice and infringement of human rights to book.