Posted by Sade Williams
Authorities of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos intercepted two Indian nationals for illegally entering Nigeria without proper documentation.
Lagos Airport Comptroller of the NIS, Abdullahi Usman, in his briefing stated that the two Indians both Male were intercepted during the screening of Indian nationals that were being evacuated from Nigeria through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos.
CIS Usman 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.
Usman further disclosed that the men had been in Cotonou, 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, the two who are 32 and 29 years old will be prosecuted according to the Nigeria Immigration laws as a deterrence to others.
Meanwhile 446 India nationals were evacuated from Nigeria on Saturday as part of the ongoing evacuation of foreign nationals as a result of the covid 19 pandemic.
The Comptroller General of NIS, Muhammad Babandede, warned migrants to desist from breaking the Immigration laws of countries of transit or destination to avoid sanctions that may result into 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.