83 UK deportees expected to arrive Nigeria today

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The United Kingdom has deported no fewer than 83 Nigerians expected to arrive the country on Wednesday.

It was learnt that most of the deportees’ documents were already expired.

It was gathered that some others were

prisoners whose terms of imprisonment were nearing completion.

Spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency, South-West Zone, Ibrahim Farinloye, said the deportees were expected to be in the country at 5am.

He said they would arrive the Murtala Mohammed Airport and will be received by officials of the agency.

Farinloye said the prisoners would complete their jail terms in Nigeria.

He said, “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.

“We expect that when they arrive in the country, we would be able to know the real reason for their deportation. The aircraft is expected to arrive in the country at 5am at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport.”