… as 446 others leave Nigeria
Nigeria Immigration Service says it will prosecute two Indian nationals for visa violations.
NIS had on Saturday stopped the two Indians from leaving the country.
The culprits were intercepted at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, during the evacuation of 446 Indian nationals on Saturday.
The foreigners were repatriated to their country on account of the COVID-19 pandemic.
NIS Comptroller at the Lagos Airport, Abdullahi Usman, said in a briefing that the two Indians entered Nigeria through land border and failed to present their visa on arrival for approval to the Immigration at the border.
Usman further said that the foreigners had been in Cotonou, Benin Republic, for a month as they had the stamp of that country dated February 9, 2020, when they entered Nigeria.
A statement on Sunday by the NIS spokesman, Sunday James, read, “The Indian nationals, aged 32 and 29, will be prosecuted according to the Nigeria Immigration laws as a deterrence to others.
“NIS Comptroller-General, Muhammad Babandede, warned migrants to desist from breaking the laws of countries of transit to avoid sanctions that may result in a travel ban or financial penalty.”