South Africa deports 90 Nigerians over immigration offences

Nigerians deported from UK

The South African government on Friday deported 90 Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences.

Spokesperson of the Lagos Airport Police Command, DSP Joseph Alabi, confirmed the development in Lagos.

Alabi said the deportees, who are all men, landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 3.30pm.

He said they were brought back to Nigeria aboard a South African Airways aircraft with registration number BBB712 from Johannesburg.

“This afternoon, about 3.30pm, 90 Nigerians were deported from South Africa for committing immigration-related offences.

“Some of them were alleged to have been living in the country without valid documents.

“They were received by the appropriate agencies including the police and profiled before being allowed to depart to their respective destinations,” Alabi said.

South Africa had also on February 28 sent 97 Nigerians back home for committing various offences.

The deportees were made up of 95 males and two females.