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Saturday, 18 March 2017

About 400 Nigerians are in South African jails - Interior Minister, Abdulrahman Dambazaub reveals

Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau  on Friday said 400 Nigerians are saving jail terms for various offences in South Africa.
Dambazau made the disclosure during a joint news conference, which took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the visit of Nigerian delegation to South Africa.
'These are in the minority because equally we have Nigerian professionals who are contributing positively to development of the economy of South Africa. However, that is not to say that they should fold their arms and not to do something about somebody involved in criminality.
But in doing that, we emphasised that due process of the law should be taken in terms of the assumption of innocence, being proven guilty and in terms of fair hearing. I understand that there are about 400 Nigerians who are in their prison for various offences,'he said
He also said the offenders would finish their jail terms in South Africa.

Dambazau who was joined by Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama on Monday to led a delegation to South Africa over the recent xenophobic attacks, also confirmed that they met with the Nigerian community in South Africa.
'When we met with the Nigerian community, we also emphasised that those who are involved in criminal behaviour should not be allowed to spoil the good name of Nigeria. 'So, they have that moral responsibility to report where necessary,' he said.


Mike said...

Big lie, only 400 Nigerians? what is 400? In one city's prison or the whole South African prisons? How many of those facilities did her personally visit himself??Nigerians serving jail terms alone in Johannesburg surpasses that figure abeg go back a do head count and stop giving false information...

okechukwu nnoduechi said...



Hrm Paul said...

Abeg make una leave mata our boys dey mess up there those that are criminals should remain in jail

merikse chinedu eziuloh said...

I disagree there are 400 Nigerians serving jail terms in d whole of SA.proper head count should be carried out instead of did misleading info

Hiikay Nduka said...

So true.

Ken said...

you minsters are not working at all, go to asian countries you have countless of nigerians in Asian prison I know of an innocent girl in death roll Malaysia she has been there for over 8 years in prison and to think we have a government in nigeria na real wa

Vivian Reginalds said...

shut up!
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Samuel Orisakwe said...

U should be ashamed to say that pls, ask ur how many S/ Africans ar in Prison here, that's what u urself should do n let us no okay.

Onah Caleb said...

They are over 5,000 because our politician and senetors are just selfish period. #change oo.

abudu said...

It is true. Others that you are numbering are Biafrans not Niger Joy ans. Truely there are more than 15,000 Biafrans in South African prisons.

anthony ihenka said...

Sorry to say this after hearing this Nigeria is a big loses

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