Jason Njoku, husband to Nollywood actress Mary Njoku, has recounted how he and his wife suffered racial profiling during one of their trips to Venice, Italy.
The father of three said after they arrived at the airport, immigration officials asked them when they would be returning to their country because they assumed every black person came to Italy to hustle.
He said they showed the officials their first-class tickets and asked them whether they looked like people who came to hustle.
He vowed never to live in Europe again after the racial profiling.
In a tweet, Njoku wrote, “@MrsMaryNjoku and I flew to Venice in March. Immigration asked for our return tickets. Not how long are we staying? But can they see our return tickets? We burst out laughing. Immigration was sad.. said it’s a "normal question." I gave them our first-class boarding tix and asked them, Do we look like people here to hustle? We’re staying at the St. Regis and are here for 3 nights. They let us through. No need to show any tickets again. Walahi, I personally can never live in Europe again. We just need a strong Nigeria. But we all know it’s increasingly getting worse.”