UK, Australia Deport 40 Nigeria For Immigration Related Offences
United Kingdom and Australia have deported 40 Nigerians for alleged immigration offences.
It was learnt that the deportees arrived at the Hajj Camp area of the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos at about 7:25am with chartered aircraft.
It was further learnt that chartered aircraft with the registration number ZTA -4741 brought into the country 36 Nigerians comprising 29 males and seven females.
In another development an Air Seychelles aircraft with the registration number SND-1 also brought into the country four deportees for immigration offences.
It was also gathered that apart from deporting Nigerians citizens from other African countries such as Ghana Egypt and Liberia were equally deported by UK and Australian Governments.
The deportees were received by various agencies such as Immigration that checked their identities to ascertain their nationalities, Police, National Agency for Protection and Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), and other relevant stakeholders.
A source close to the terminal who didn’t want his name in print told our correspondents that some of the deportees were violent when officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service(NIS), attached to the international wing of the airport attempted to collect their fingerprints for data purpose.
The source told our correspondent that others who didn’t kick against the fingerprinting were swiftly attended to by the officers and were allowed to leave the airport after the completion of their documentations.
A source close to the Airport NIS hinted that the deportees were deported from their countries for overstaying their visas and other immigration offences.
The Public Relations Officer, NIS, Mr. Ekpedeme King confirmed the development.
He stated that the agency was still waiting for more information from its Lagos office.