Friday, 12 December 2014

Over 100 Nigerians deported from Norway, Denmark, others

Over 100 Nigerians were on Wednesday deported
from four Scandinavian countries for immigration
and related offences.
The deportees were from Sweden, Norway,
Denmark and Finland.
They were flown into the Murtala Muhammed
International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, aboard a
chartered aircraft that took off from Oslo, Norway,
en route Madrid, Spain.
The aircraft arrived Lagos at about 6. 50pm and
taxied to the cargo wing of the airport where the
deportees were handed over to security agencies
for documentation.
Shortly after they disembarked from the aircraft,
the deportees were escorted by security personnel
that led them to the palace gate entrance of the
cargo terminal.
The Nation gathered that they were returned home
after they failed to secure asylum in Finland, where
they have been in deportation camp.
Some of the deportees with crime and related
offences were taken away in a Coaster bus driven
by Sheriffs from the courts.
About three of the deportees were carried in Hilux
Pick up van to the Beesam Police Station to answer
for violence while on board.
Their documents, it was learnt had been
confiscated by relevant security agencies.
One of the deportees who declined to give his name
alleged that Nigerian Embassy officials in Sweden
connived with Norwegian authorities to facilitate
their deportation.
He alleged that a certain female embassy official
collected over one thousand Euros per deportee
from the Norwegian government to facilitate their
return.
Another deportee, who also declined to give her
name, said despite her being pregnant, the
authorities maltreated her in Finland.
The deportee said she moved to Finland to seek
asylum after spending over eight years in
Greece.Over 100 Nigerians were on Wednesday
deported from four Scandinavian countries for
immigration and related offences.
Source: the Nation

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