US deports 41 Nigerians, plans to revoke visas of politicians for sex crimes

US deports 41 Nigerians, plans to revoke visas of politicians for sex crimes

The United States has deported 41 Nigerians on Wednesday for various offences they committed.

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Nigerian immigration sources said the deportees who are all male had committed offences that the US deemed it necessary for their return back to Nigeria under their laws.

A chartered Miami Air international flight touched down the Lagos international airport at 12.20pm on Wednesday, June 22.

They were alleged to have committed police, immigration and drug-related offences and comes just days on the heels of the decision of the US to revoke the visas of three members of the House of Representative for soliciting for sex and related offences.

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The US accused members, Samuel Ikon (PDP, Akwa Ibom), Mohammed Gololo (APC, Bauchi) and Mark Gbillah (APC, Benue) who were all accused of sexual misconduct during their visit to the US for a leadership programme.

Many Nigerians envisaged their action was bound to bring repercussion on Nigerian immigrants in the US.

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Yakubu Dogara, the speaker of the House has ordered an investigation into the three house members accused of soliciting for sex.

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