Sunday , 25 September 2022
Comptroller General Nigerian Immigration Service, Muahammad Babandede

NIS intercepts, to prosecute two Indian nationals for illegally entering Nigeria

OFFICIALS of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos intercepted two Indian nationals for illegally entering Nigeria without proper documentation.

In a statement signed by Service Public Relations Officer, For:Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service DCI James Sunday pcc, the Lagos Airport Comptroller of the NIS Abdullahi Usman in his briefing stated that the two (2) Indians both male were intercepted during the screening of Indian nationals that were been evacuated from Nigeria.

CIS Usman disclosed that while profiling the men, it was discovered that they entered Nigeria through the land border and had visa on arrival application approval which they failed to present to Immigration at the border.

Usman further disclosed that the men had been In Cotonou, Benin Republic for a month as they had the stamp of that country dated 9th February 2020 when they left and entered Nigeria illegally as they did not present themselves for Immigration checks at the border, the two who are 32 and 29years old will be prosecuted according to the Nigeria Immigration laws as a deterrence to others,

Meanwhile 446 India nationals were evacuated from Nigeria on Saturday the 20th June, 2020 as part of the ongoing evacuation of foreign nationals as a result of the covid 19 pandemic.

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service Muhammad Babandede MFR warned migrants to desist from breaking the Immigration laws of countries of transit or destination to avoid sanctions that may result into stopping them from coming to Nigeria or payment of fees Chargeable depending on the gravity of the offence committed and what the law stipulates for any of such offence.

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