Federal Government Express Concern Over Nigerians Serving Jail Terms in Ethiopia

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The Federal Government has expressed concerns over the conditions of Nigerians serving jail terms in Ethiopia.

Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, disclosed that the Nigerian Mission in Ethiopia has proposed an MOU from the Nigerian Correctional Service on transfer of sentenced persons to Nigeria with the Ethiopian authorities to complete their respective jail terms in Nigeria.

Dabiri-Erewa noted that most of the Nigerians in Ethiopian jail were arrested for drug-related offences.

The Chairman noted that the Federal Government and the Nigerian Mission in Ethiopia demanded full investigation into the circumstances that led to the death of a Nigerian, Chizoba Eze, in Ethiopian prison.

Written by: Helen Obih

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