Nigeria (Blank NEWS Online) –
Blank NEWS Online. can authoritatively report that no fewer than 50 Nigerians were on Wednesday, November 2015 deported from the United Kingdom (U.K) for allegedly committing various offences in the country.
The deportees, made of 44 males and six females, were flown into Nigeria at about 6.30 a.m. in a chartered B767 aircraft belonging to PITAN Airways.
The deportees were received and screened at the cargo terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport by officials of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NISA while sources at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) disclosed that some of them were deported for immigration-related offences.
Those who have allegedly committed criminal offences were handed over to officers from the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), Alagbon, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Spokesperson of the NIS, Mr. Ekpedeme King stated that the United Kingdom Government on Wednesday deported only 48 Nigerians over immigration related offences. “Some of them have overstayed their visa,” King said.
A source said that FAAN was expecting no fewer than 500 deportees, adding that this was only the first batch.
But a top immigration officials at MMIA, who spoke to newsmen, said the 48 deportees had nothing to do with the 29,000 Nigerians that the UK was planning to deport back into the country.
Recall that the Acting Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK, Mr Olukunle Bamgbose, had recently disclosed that the UK Government had plans to deport about 29,000 Nigerians.
The federal government had recently expressed concern over the UK’s plan to deport 29,000 Nigerians, and has insisted that due process be followed before its citizens are being removed from the UK.
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