Court Sentences 12 Of The 42 Nigerians Charged For Irregular Migration To Europe
…As NIS Arraigns 30 Others Soon
The Federal High Court in Katsina has sentenced 12 of the 42 Nigerians arrested and sent to court for conviction for illegal entry into Niger Republic enroute Europe.
A statement signed by the Service Public Relations Officer, Deputy Comptrollers of Immigration (DCI),James Sunday, said that Justice Hadiza Shagari while ruling in the Judgement ruled that the accused should either pay N50, 000 fine or be remanded in prison for three months.
The Nigeria Immigration Service Katsina State Command received the repatriation of 42 Nigerians for illegal entry into Niger Republic and subsequently repatriated them to Nigeria through Kongolam Control post.
The accused, who are between 18-35 years evaded Immigration clearance and crossed the border to enter Niger Republic.
According the statement the remaining 30 offenders will soon be arraigned in court upon completion of investigation on charges leveled against them.
Reacting to the development, the Comptroller General, NIS, Muhammad Babandede, directed that the remaining 30 persons be tried without further delay.
He advised travellers to always present themselves to Immigration officials for examination whenever they are traveling out or returning to the country in line with Section 15 subsection (1)a and b of the Immigration Act 2015.