The Nigeria Immigration Service, at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos has intercepted two Indian nationals for illegally entering Nigeria without proper documentation.
The Lagos Airport Comptroller of the NIS, Abdullahi Usman stated that the two (2) Indians both Males were intercepted during the screening of Indian nationals that were to be evacuated from Nigeria through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos.
The Comptroller 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.
Alhaji Usman further disclosed that the men had been In the 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.
He noted that the two Indians 32 and 29 years old would be prosecuted according to the Nigeria Immigration laws as a deterrence to others.
Meanwhile, 446 India nationals were evacuated from Nigeria on Saturday the 20th June 2020 as part of the ongoing evacuation of foreign nationals as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic.
In a statement the NIS Public Relations Officer, Mr James Sunday says, the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service Muhammad Babandede warned migrants to desist from breaking the Immigration laws of countries of transit or destination to avoid sanctions that may result in 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.