US Deports 34 Nigerians
The United States today deported 34 Nigerians for allegedly committing various offences in the country.
The deportees, made up of 32 males and two females arrived the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos at about 2.30pm aboard a chartered Omni Air International aircraft with registration No: W342AX.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Airport Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Joseph Alabi, confirmed the development to journalists shortly on arrival of the deportees
“At about 14.30 hours (2.30pm), we received 34 Nigerians who were brought back from the United States. They were made up of 32 males and two females, ” he said.
He stated that 25 of deportees were alleged to have committed criminal offences, one was allegedly involved in narcotics while the others were deported for immigration-related offences.
The PPRO added that the deportees were received by officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) , the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Police.
Other agencies that were at the airport to receive them were officials the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The deportees, he hinted were profiled by the relevant security agencies, after which he said they were allowed to depart to their various destinations.