Samuel Eto'o denies rescuing 'slaves' from Libya

By Maame Aba Afful
Samuel Eto'o denies rescuing the migrants

Former Cameroonian striker, Samuel Eto’o has denied claims that he personally donated money or purchased plane tickets for Cameroonian migrants allegedly stranded in Libya so they could return home.

In a post on his Facebook page, he said: “this rumour is completely baseless”. He urged his followers to act to prevent the terrible plight of migrants rather than react to it, adding that “among the victims will be people who we’ve lived alongside at some point”.

His denial comes in the wake of photos being shared on social media appearing to show migrants returning home from Libya after being released from slavery. However, one of the images dates back at least a year and shows migrants leaving Libya for Burkina Faso. Ghana News