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US Government Deports 34 Nigerians

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Thirty four Nigerians have been deported from the United States of America (USA).

The chartered Omni Air International Boeing 767 aircraft carrying the deportees, landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, on Wednesday.

The deportees, who were said to have committed “minor offences” in the United States, debunked such claims by the US government, insisting that they did not commit major offences in the US before being sent back to Nigeria, and that most of them who had challenged their impending deportation in court, and still had their cases ongoing, were still deported like major criminals.

DSP Joseph Alabi, the spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, confirmed the development to newsmen.

He said: “At about 14.30 hours (2.30 pm), we received 34 Nigerians who were brought back from the United States. They were made up of 32 males and two females.”

According to the spokesman, 25 of the deportees were alleged to have committed criminal offences, one was alleged to be involved in drug-related offence while the others were alleged to have committed immigration-related offences.

More so, he noted that the deportees were received by officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), the Police, officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

He however added that the deportees were profiled by relevant authorities and subsequently allowed to depart to their various destinations.

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