UK Pays £1m To Transfer 534 Nigerian Prisoners Home

Date: 16-10-2013 8:11 am (9 years ago) | Author: Oya nibe
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The United Kingdom has promised to give Nigerian Prisons £1m (about N210m) to improve its prisons before 534 Nigerian prisoners in Britain can be sent home to serve the remainder of their jail sentences under a deal agreed between the two countries.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has made it a major campaign point in 2010 to reduce the number of foreign prisoners in UK prisons by deporting them to finish their sentence in their home countries.

There are 534 Nigerians in UK prisons and more than half of them, according to UK media reports, could be deported under the new prisoner transfer agreement under discussion.

A major stumbling block to this deportation has been the poor condition of prisons in the prisoners home countries, but the UK has promised £1 million to Nigeria to help improve its prisons.

UK Prisons Minister Jeremy Wright said, “I am clear that more foreign prisoners must serve their sentences in their own countries. That is why we are currently working with the Nigerian Government on a compulsory prisoner transfer agreement to increase the number of prisoners who are transferred.

“Legislation allowing Nigeria to enter such an arrangement was passed earlier this year by the Nigerian Parliament. We are now working with them on the text of a final agreement.”


There are currently 10,786 foreign prisoners in British jails, down just three per cent from the 11,135 incarcerated when David Cameron came to power more than three years ago.

In April, Cameron said, “When people are sent to prison in the UK we should do everything we can to make sure that if they’re foreign nationals, they are sent back to their country to serve their sentence in a foreign prison.

“And I’m taking action in Government to say look we have strong relationships with all of the countries where these people come from. Many are coming from Jamaica, many from Nigeria, many from other countries in Asia.

“We should be using all of the influence we have to sign prisoner transfer agreements with those countries. Even if necessary frankly helping them to build prisons in their own country so we can send the prisoners home.”

In the UK, it costs an estimated £119,000 (about N28m) to cater for a new prisoner and an annual average cost of £41,000 (about N10m) for each prisoner. Thus the deportation of prisoners rids the UK of criminals and is a cost-saving measure in the face of financial constraints.

Polish nationals make up the highest foreign contingent in jails in England and Wales, with 829 currently behind bars. Irish criminals are second with 769, and Jamaica is third with 759. Romanians, Nigerians, Pakistanis, Indians, Lithuanians, Somalians and Vietnamese make up the rest of the top ten.
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Posted: at 16-10-2013 08:11 AM (9 years ago) | Newbie
- ThoRam at 16-10-2013 10:07 AM (9 years ago)
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- merion at 16-10-2013 10:07 AM (9 years ago)
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- paulohking at 16-10-2013 10:08 AM (9 years ago)
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- chicco77 at 16-10-2013 10:16 AM (9 years ago)
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Posted: at 16-10-2013 10:16 AM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dareper at 16-10-2013 10:52 AM (9 years ago)
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The money wey u go give them wey them no go take do anything, instead.. The will convert it to their personal use. I pity those prisoners that are coming back to serve their terms here cuz they re coming into hell fire
Posted: at 16-10-2013 10:52 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- Noble12 at 16-10-2013 11:08 AM (9 years ago)
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Posted: at 16-10-2013 11:08 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- winace at 16-10-2013 11:14 AM (9 years ago)
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Pls don't send dat money o. It will end in d ogas pocket.
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- Austinjack at 16-10-2013 11:22 AM (9 years ago)
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- 419BigBoy at 16-10-2013 12:00 PM (9 years ago)
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Posted: at 16-10-2013 12:00 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- IDOKOO at 16-10-2013 12:03 PM (9 years ago)
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LETTER TO DAVID CAMERON OF UK. Instead, just deport them as punishment because, nothing good can come out of NIGERIA LEADER'S. they are goin 2 shear d money while d prisoners will rotten in NIGERIA HELL called PRISON. please dont see the money.
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- IDOKOO at 16-10-2013 12:03 PM (9 years ago)
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LETTER TO DAVID CAMERON OF UK. Instead, just deport them as punishment because, nothing good can come out of NIGERIA LEADER'S. they are goin 2 shear d money while d prisoners will rotten in NIGERIA HELL called PRISON. please dont see the money.
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- eomo at 16-10-2013 12:08 PM (9 years ago)
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Share the cash among the prisoners because another story may come up.
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- osamabinladin at 16-10-2013 12:47 PM (9 years ago)
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- DrSoba at 16-10-2013 12:53 PM (9 years ago)
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- humphreyedet at 16-10-2013 01:20 PM (9 years ago)
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Pls let them serve their prison terms dere..nigeria prisons are nothing to right home about..nigeria prison can be liken to d worst place u can wish ur enemy to be on earth..is too bad. Dey will not use dat money to repair anytin instead it will end in there oga at d top pocket.infact d prisoners won't even serve their jail term..with currupt practice in our nigeria prison yard dey will be release one by one as soon as dey arrive..anytin is possible in nigeria
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- micc at 16-10-2013 01:45 PM (9 years ago)
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They only want to enrich the goVernment again na. Because they won't do Anything to improve the prison conditions
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- mathzno at 16-10-2013 02:45 PM (9 years ago)
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- emekaeneh at 16-10-2013 02:55 PM (9 years ago)
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Uk done tire to feed naija boys for jail Lol.it hell in naija prison , I belive boys will prefer to stay were they are.                                                  Eneh say so via nokia 3310
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