Fatai Owoseni, the CP of Lagos State Command disclosed this to the newsmen, saying that the suspects claimed that they are heading to oil rich Gabon.
He said the suspects were captured by the state policemen with the supports of Border Patrol Unit team from Force Headquarters, Abuja at Badagry axis of Lagos.
Following an investigation, the police command discovered that the suspects were illegal moving to Gabon, while they are kept in the police custody for further interrogation.
Jelili Mumuni, one of the immigrants disclosed that he never know that the journey was illegal because he honoured the invitation sent to him by his brother, who has already relocate in Gabon.
According to Jelili, his brother told him that he should visit a waterfront at Benin Republic, where there will be a boat going to Gabon,
He noted: “But I was shocked when policemen swooped on us here in Nigeria,”.
Another Comparoare Musa, one of the suspects from Burkina Faso also declared that he was advised to embark on the journey.
Mr. Musa said the people who organized the journey earlier declared that they will visits Benin Republic, before moving to Gabon, while they find themselves in Badagry.
Mr. Owoseni assured that the police command will secured all corner of the state to prevent illegal immigrant to the country.
He said that the suspects will be hand over to NIS (Nigeria Immigration Service) for more investigation.