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UK Pays £1m To Transfer 534 Nigerian prisoners home

16 October 2013, 18:28

London - There are 534 Nigerians incarcerated in the United Kingdom (UK). In order to for these prisoners to be sent home to serve out the remainder of their sentences the UK will donate £1m (about N210m) to improve the prisons in a deal signed between the two nations, Leadership reports.

The number foreign criminals in UK prisons has been a contentious issue with UK Prime Minister David Cameron using it as a campaign point in 2010, stating that  deporting prisoners to their home countries was needed.

It was reported in the UK media, 267 prisoners could face deportation to Nigeria according to the new prisoner transfer agreement under discussion.

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