22-year-old Nigerian student cries out after being detained in Ugandan isolation center

Despite testing negative to the novel coronavirus, a 22-year-old Nigerian student has been detained by authorities in a Ugandan isolation center after allegedly refusing to pay bribe.

Taking to the popular micro blogging platform, Twitter, a social media user identified as Bulama Bukarti shared the story of Muh'd Sani, – a Nigerian student who was allegedly detained by authorities in Uganda for about three weeks now and taken to Ugandan isolation center after refusing to pay 3m shillings (N300k) as bribe.

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Dear @NigeriaMFA , @Laurestar, @BashirAhmaad

Please SAVE Muh'd Sani from Ugandan authorities.

He's a Nigerian student from Kano. He's being held for the past three weeks in a Ugandan isolation center even though he's negative. His repeated pleas to be released have been ignored

Muh'd was first stopped by Ugandan immigration officers on his way to Kenya to board Kenyan Airways to Nigeria. When he couldn't meet the officers' demand to pay 3m shillings (N300k) as bribe, they detained him. They then took him to a Covid-19 hospital where he tested negative.

The hospital discharged him since 20/04/2020, but the immigration officers refused to collect him from the hospital and doctors won't let him leave. Muh'd is hale and hearty. He's being maltreated because he isn't Ugandan; because he's Nigerian. PLEASE SAVE HIM.

See tweet below:

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