Nigeria deports 3 Koreans, warns expatriates to respect country’s laws

5 years ago

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Wednesday announced the deportation of three Koreans.

The trio: Lee Yoo Song, Lee Byeung Woo and Moon Een Soo, were sent packing for immigration related offences.

Spokesman of Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Ekpedeme King, a Deputy Comptroller of Immigration, in a statement said Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahaman Dambuzau (rtd) “in the exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 45(2) and (3) and 44( 1e) of the Immigration Act 2015 signed the Deportation Order”.


With the order in force, the three Koreans will not be eligible to enter Nigeria again through any port in the next ten years.

The statement added that: “Without prejudice to the foreign investment drive of government, the Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede, cautions all expatriates and their employers in Nigeria to respect the laws of the country as the Nigeria Immigration Service is determined to implement all aspect of immigration laws in public interest.

“However expatriates resident in Nigeria with correct documentation are assured of the protection of their rights and dignity”.

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