The United States Government on Wednesday sent 34 Nigerians back home for committing various offences in the country. The deportees , comprising 32 males and two females arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA), Lagos at about 2.30pm aboard a chartered Omni Air International aircraft with Registration Number: W342AX.
DSP Joseph Alabi, the spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, confirmed the development to journalists.
Alabi said: “At about 14.30 hours (2.30pm), we received 34 Nigerians who were brought back from the United States. They were made up of 32 males and two females. ”
He added that the 25 of deportees were alleged to have committed criminal offences, one was allegedly involved in narcotics while the others were alleged to have committed immigration-related offences.
Alabi said the deportees were received by officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Police.
Also on ground to receive them were officials the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
He said the deportees were profiled by the relevant authorities and were allowed to depart to their various destinations.