Similar to what happened on the 31st of March where British authorities had 23 Nigerians deported for committing immigration crimes, another set consisting of 30 males and five females have been deported.
The 35 deportees who arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 5.50am yesterday were also said to have committed immigration-related offences in the country.
The deportees were brought back aboard a chartered Titanic Airways aircraft with registration Number: G-POWO. The spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, DSP Joseph Alabi, confirmed the development.
Officials of the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP and the Police received the deportees. Also on ground to receive them were officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN.
It was gathered that the deportees were profiled by the immigration authorities and were each given some stipend to facilitate their transportation to their respective states.