South African government yesterday deported 90 Nigerians for allegedly committing immigration-related offences in the country.
The spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, DSP Joseph Alabi, disclosed this on Friday.
He said the deportees landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at about 3.30 p.m.
He said the people were brought back to Nigeria aboard a South African Airways aircraft with registration number BBB712 from Johannesburg.
“This afternoon, about 3.30 p.m., 90 Nigerians were deported from South Africa for committing immigration-related offences.
“Some of them were alleged to be 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.