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Friday, 18 October 2013

Prison Transfer Deal May See Ibori, Other Prisoners In UK Repatriated To Complete Jail Terms In Nigeria


James IboriAs part of a prisoner transfer deal between the British and Nigerian government, former Delta State governor, James Onanefe Ibori, who is currently serving a jail term in Britain, might be among Nigerian prisoners scheduled to be transferred to Nigerian prisons to complete their jail terms according to a report by a British newspaper.
According to Mail Online, a British online newspaper, the United Kingdom prisons minister, Jeremy Wright said talks are in progress with the various governments including Nigeria on prisoner transfer deals.
If the deal pulls through, according to Wright, more than half of the 534 prisoners from Nigeria currently in UK jails will be repatriated to Nigerian prisons.
It would be recalled that Britain had earlier promised to fund the construction of new prisons in some countries including Nigeria for the prisoner transfer deal just as the deal will see the country collecting £1 million for the upgrade of some of its prisons including the Kirikiri prison in Lagos and others across the country.
-Daily Trust

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