Inspector General of Police, Urges Nigerians in Diaspora to be Law Abiding

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INSPECTOR-GENERAL of Police, Mohammed Abubakar

INSPECTOR-GENERAL of Police, Mohammed Abubakar

NIGERIANS in the Diaspora have been told to respect the laws and culture of their host countries by the nation’s top cop, Mohammed Abubakar.

INSPECTOR-GENERAL of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar, has advised Nigerians in the Diaspora to be mindful of their activities and respect the laws and culture of their host countries.

He also advised Nigerian youths desiring to travel abroad to ensure that reasons for their journeys are legitimate and that all laid down procedures are followed, before embarking on such trips.

The IG gave the admonition, after receiving 27 Nigerians deported from Madrid, Spain at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, recently.

In a press release by Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Emeka Mba, on Sunday, at Force Headquarters Abuja, the 27 Nigerians were deported ‘for various criminal offences, ranging from armed robbery, drug trafficking, forgery and illegal migration.’

They were said to have arrived aboard a chartered Spanish Airline and were received at the Airport by officers from the INTERPOL National Central Bureau, Lagos, following directives issued on August 9, 2012, by the office of the IGP.

Mba disclosed that they were later screened to determine their culpability in the allegations against them.

According to him, after the screening conducted by a combined team of officers from the Police, SSS, NDLEA and the Nigerian Immigration Service, ‘14 of the deportees were found not culpable for any of the alleged crimes, just as no other credible reason was found to have been proffered by the Spanish authorities for their deportation. They were subsequently and unconditionally released to their relations on bail.’

 

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