Lagos Airport Immigration Reunites Mentally Challenged Deportee, Adepoju Oluwatoyin Ruth With Family
…As Deportee’s Sister Commends NIS For Thoroughness,ingenuity
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, Command has reunited another mentally challenged deportee, Adepoju Oluwatoyin Ruth, with her family.
The development js coming on the heels of a similar incident involving a Nigerian male deportee, Mr. Osagie Favour, who was also reunited with his family by the Lagos Airport Command of NIS a month ago.
Adepoju Oluwatoyin Ruth, who was said to have arrived in the country from Muscat in Oman aboard Egypt Air on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 with mental issues was reunited with her sister Adepoju Olamide at the airport.
Abelnews learnt that the returnee’s name was mistakenly given as Olajide Oluwatoyin Ruth by the Egypt Air, which could not be traced in the NIS system.
Abelnews further learnt that in view of this, NIS, Lagos Airport Command went the extra mile to ensure that her real name is detected from its system.
With thoroughness by the Command, it was able to detect the name and contact the father, who the online platform learnt resides in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
The father of the lady, AbelNews gathered, directed the sister of the returnee, who is based in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital to pick her up at the airport.
On arrival at the airport, AbelNews learnt that the Command interrogated the sister, Olamide, to prove her true identity.
However, the returnee immediately went berserk and incoherent with her communication and it took the ingenuity of the officers of the Command to calm her down and obtain necessary information from her.
AbelNews checks revealed that considering her condition and state of mind, the Comptroller, MMIA Command,Mr. Abdullahi Dalhatu, ordered that the returnee be kept in the custody of NIS for another 24 hours for better observation.
The online news platform investigation further revealed that returnee travelled to Oman in 2019 and was engaged as a house maid in that country.
A source close to the deportee, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told AbelNews that the lady, who is in her 20s was brought into Nigeria on board Egypt Air and subsequently handed over to NIS officials at the airport.
“However, the command went the extra mile to get the details of the girl and was able to connect with her father who we gather resides in Abuja. To cut the story short, the sister came on Wednesday evening to reunite with the returnee, ” the source said.
Olamide, who is a sister to the deportee, expressed gratitude to God and thanked the Command for reuniting Oluwatoyin with her family .
Just as Olamide confirmed that Oluwaroyin left Nigeria in 2019 in search of greener pastures in Oman
She also commended the NIS officials attached to the Lagos Airport for diligently handling the issue with utmost professionalism, adding that her respect for NIS, especially the command had increased.
Contacted, the NIS Comptroller , Lagos Airport Command referred the news medium to the Service head office in Abuja.