BY IGANTIUS AGBA, AVIATION CORRESPONDENT
The United States immigration unit has sent 41 Nigerians packing for the breach of various laws in the country. The 41 Nigerians (all males) were returned to the country through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos on a chartered aircraft, Miami Air International with the registration number N733MA. The aircraft touched down the Lagos airport at about 12:20noon Nigerian time.
It was learnt that nine of the deported Nigerians were repatriated for drug related offence, 26 for various police cases, while the other six were returned for the breach of the US immigration laws. Their deportation comes less than a week after 162 Nigerians were returned from Libya for entering the country illegally.
According to immigration sources at the airport, the Nigerians who were deported because of criminal offences in the USA would be further detailed and interrogated to ascertain if they required any form of rehabilitation before being set free to enter into the country and mix freely with the Civil population. Those who were however deported for the breach of the US immigration laws were released to go to their various destinations after passing through Immigration profiling that ascertained they were Nigerian citizens.