UK deports over 50 Nigerians to Lagos


At least 50 Nigerians on Wednesday arrived the country following their deportation from the United Kingdom.

The returnees arrived the country in the early hours of Wednesday around 6.00am through the Hajj/Cargo Terminal of the Lagos State. Airport.

A Source told TV360Nigeria that among those deported were residents whose documents had expired and prisoners whose terms of imprisonment were nearing completion.

“When I spoke to one of the deportees he said he had been in the UK for over 20 years”, the Source said.

Spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency, South-West Zone, Ibrahim Farinloye, has confirmed their deportation.

But the number given by the NEMA spokesman differs from the figure counted at the airport today.

TV360 counted over 50 Deportees but the agency said 83 deportees were being expected.

Farinloye said officials of the agency and other government workers were expected to receive them.

He added that the prisoners would complete their jail terms in Nigeria.

“We were informed that 83 Nigerians would be deported from the United Kingdom on Wednesday morning.  Some of the people affected are those who haven’t completed their prison sentences. They would be taken to Nigerian prisons to complete their terms. Although we cannot tell the various offences, we believe others could be drug-related and immigration problems.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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