No fewer than 97 Nigerians have been deported by South African Government over various civil and criminal offences.
The deportees landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Monday night in a chartered aircraft with the registration number GBB710 from Johannesburg.
They were made up of 95 males and two females. DSP Joseph Alabi, the Spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, confirmed the development.
An immigration source told NAN on condition of anonymity that six of the deportees were returned to the country for drug offences while 10 were arrested and deported for other criminal offences.
The others were said to have committed immigration offences in the Southern African country.