The Nigerian Authorities has finalized association for the discharge of 60 out of the 73 Nigerians imprisoned in Tanzania.
These Nigerians have been imprisoned on completely different costs, says Mr Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head, Media and Public Relations Unit, Nigeria in Diaspora Fee.
In response to the Fee’s spokesman, their repatriation was made attainable by the Nigerian ambassador to Tanzania.
Mr Balogun who disclosed this via an announcement in Abuja on Wednesday, famous that ever earlier than COVID-19 pandemic, the Nigerian Mission had been engaged on repatriation of Nigerian prisoners in Tanzania.
Balogun mentioned, “The Ambassador, Dr Sahobi Gada, was in Nigeria in January 2020, specifically for this purpose after having successfully secured a release of 60 out of 73 Nigerians in various prisons in Tanzania. Arrangements were then being made by the Ambassador for their repatriation.”
He additionally famous that many of the convicts are arrested for alleged drug-related offences, whereas a number of of the offences bordered on immigration legislation violations.
He defined that the mission had been visiting different custodial amenities in Tanzania to examine different Nigerians who could also be serving jail phrases, including that it had additionally canvassed for amnesty for the prisoners on account of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“For each of the 73 Nigerians in the prison, the mission had paid 330, 000 shillings (N55,544) as court fees and was always represented in court. The mission had also successfully negotiated the repatriation of 60 prisoners,” Mr Balogun acknowledged.
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