Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Police release 14 deportees

03 September 2012, 07:17

Abuja - The Nigeria Police have released on bail "unconditionally" 14 out of the 27 Nigerians deported from Spain in August, a statement said on Sunday.

The statement, signed by CSP Frank Mba, the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, said that the 14 were set free after they were screened and found not culpable of any crime.

It explained that the other 13 deportees who were incriminated had been handed over to the relevant agencies, based on the nature of their alleged criminal involvement.

"The Nigeria Police Force, on Aug. 10,  2012, at the International wing of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, received 27 Nigerians deported from Madrid, Spain, for various criminal offences, ranging from armed robbery, drug trafficking, forgery and illegal migration.

"They were immediately transferred to the office of the INTERPOL National Central Bureau, Lagos, where they were screened to determine their culpability of the allegations against them.

"At the end of a meticulous and painstaking screening exercise 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.

"They were subsequently, unconditionally released to their relations on bail," it said.

The statement said that eight of  the indicted deportees were handed over to the Nigeria Immigrations Service, three to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and two to the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Force CID Annex, Abuja.

They are Adam Garba Ames, Ahmed Zim Atando, Hassan Idris, Victor Kamar,  Mosa Sidi, Aloysius Chukwuanu, and  Charity Ekuase (Immigrations). Julius Maikel, Darlington Chinonso and Asiuloka (NDLEA), and (Police) John Omoputa and John Okpara.

The statement quoted the Inspector-General of police as advising Nigerians in Diaspora to be mindful of their activities and respect the laws and culture of their host countries.

He also advised Nigerian youths wishing to travel abroad to ensure that the they followed legitimate and laid down procedures before embarking on such trips.



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...