Two indians nationals are currently cooling off their heels in the custody of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS in Lagos for entering Nigeria without proper documentation.
The Indians were intercepted by officials of the NIS at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos has intercepted two Indian nationals for illegally entry.
The Lagos Airport Comptroller of the NIS, Abdullahi Usman stated that the two(2) Indians both Males were intercepted during the screening of Indian nationals that were to be evacuated from Nigeria through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos. The Comptroller, 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.
Alhaji Usman further disclosed that the men had been In cotonu 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, adding that the two indians 32 and 29years old would be prosecuted according to the Nigeria Immigration laws as a deterrence to others.
Saturday 20th June, 2020, 446 India nationals were evacuated from Nigeria as part of the ongoing evacuation of foreign nationals as a result of the covid 19 pandemic.
In a statement the NIS Public Relations Officer, Mr. James Sunday says, the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service Muhammad Babandede warned migrants to desist from breaking the Immigration laws of countries of transit or destination to avoid sanctions that may result in 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.