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60 Nigerians Deported From UK Over Visa & Marriage Scam

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Nov 15, 2012 – 60 Nigerians Deported From UK Over Visa & Marriage Scam In 2012

At least 60 Nigerians resident in the United Kingdom have been deported because of various criminal offences.

We learnt that some of the deportees had contravened immigration offences.

While some were deported for their involvement in crimes such as rape, stealing, smoking and selling of hard drugs, others used fake visa or engaged in fake marriages.

Some of the deportees told PM at the airport that they had lived in the UK for long but could not get residence permit.

Narrating his experience, one of the deportees, Bathlomew Sunday, an indigene of Anambra State, southeast Nigeria, told our reporter that he lived in UK for nine years but could not get residence permit.

Sunday said he had to engage in a contract marriage to get the permit but was later caught by the British immigration, who deported him to Nigeria

He said he was not allowed to take any of his possessions before they deported him, adding that it was at the airport that he discovered other Nigerians were also deported.

Sunday explained that the British government made it difficult for immigrants, especially Nigerians, to get residence permit, saying that they didn’t plan to stay there illegally.

Another deportee, Daniel Uche, who hails from Enugu State, told PMNEWS that the global economic melt down has made it difficult to get jobs in the UK, thus many Nigerians are struggling to survive.

Uche said there are no jobs for foreigners in UK, and to survive, many engage in shady businesses.

Also, Peter Nkwocha from Delta State said he travelled to UK about seven years ago, but he was arrested and later deported because he was wrongly accused of rape.

Though he said he denied the allegation, he was arrested and later deported when the British authorities discovered he had a ‘contract’ marriage during investigation.

Sources at the immigration office confirmed the deportation and told our correspondent that the deportees are sorting themselves out in order to go back to their families. (Source:PM)



  1. Joseph Oketch

    November 15, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    …Sad news indeed.

  2. Ada Chinyere

    November 15, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    Wat a pity! So they wil ve 2 start life afresh?

  3. Odiphri Harrison

    November 15, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    on the road to jerusalem you may pass over bethlehem but bethlehem is not your destination but jerusalem.this life wont last for every thing there is a season.

  4. Chimere John

    November 15, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    60 Nigerians Deported From UK Over Visa & Marriage Scam

  5. Abodunrin Wastoy

    November 15, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    Stay in your country and be useful for d massices.

  6. Ifeanyi Anucha

    November 16, 2012 at 1:04 AM

    Nigerian are always the target of this white men is a pity.

  7. Farouk shaibu

    November 16, 2012 at 5:49 AM

    Ur home land is ur home, nd wot eva effort (seed) u put in 2 it, is wot u get out of it… Nigerian’s u can make it in nigeria… Dnt 4get hw nigeria started

  8. Oluwole Olufeyimi Ayo

    November 16, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    they are welcome back to there country nothing sad in that.

  9. YoUng ElVis WeSt

    November 16, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    So sad news Indeed oh my God?

  10. yonfatimah

    November 16, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Abodunrin i agree with u they should stay in their own country and impact their knowledge to global economy, instead of going to forign country and suffer. As daniel uche indicate that it is defficult to get a job over there,

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