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