NIS arraigns 42 Nigerians over irregular migration


A Federal High Court sitting in Katsina has sentenced twelve (12) out of the forty-two (42) Nigerians arrested for irregular migration into Niger Republic enroute Europe.

Justice Hadiza Shagari in her judgment ruled that the accused should either pay the sum of fifty thousand Naira (N50, 000) fine or be remanded in prison for a period of three (3) months.

The Nigeria Immigration Service, Katsina State command received the repatriation of Forty-two (42) Nigerians for irregular migration into Niger Republic and subsequently repatriated to Nigeria through Kongolam Control post.

The accused who are between 18-35 years evaded Immigration clearance and crossed the border to enter Niger Republic.

The remaining thirty (30) offenders will soon be arraigned in court upon completion of charges against them.

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, MFR in a reaction to the development, directed that all the remaining thirty (30) persons be tried without further delay.

He advised travellers to always present themselves to Immigration officials for examination whenever they are traveling out or returning back to the country in line with Section 15 subsection (1) a and b of the Immigration Act 2015.

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