BREAKING: Senate bans UK from sending prisoners back to Nigeria

BREAKING: Senate bans UK from sending prisoners back to Nigeria

- Deputy senate president Ike Ekweremadu moved the motion that the Red Chamber should call for re-assessment of the agreement on transfer of prisoners

- He said the agreement between Nigeria and UK was favouring the latter which has no citizens imprisoned in Nigeria

- The Senate says receiving Nigerians imprisoned in the UK is now banned until the matter hase been investigated

The Senate has placed a ban on the transfer of Nigerian citizens imprisoned in the United Kingdom back to the country.

The Senate came to this resolution following a motion moved by deputy senate president Ike Ekweremadu.

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The motion was titled "Urgent need to regularize the agreement between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the government of the United Kingdom".

It held that it was an unfair trade for the UK to return prisoners to Nigeria when the country has no British prison in Nigerian prisons.

Senator James Manager held that the bill should be referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Foreign affairs and Minister of justice to get the best out of it.

The Senate then resolved to summon the attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice Abubakar Malami and the minister of interior Dambazzau..

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The senators are to explain what the federal government is doing to regularize the transfer of prisoners between the two countries.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com gathered that the Senate has also rejected calls to stop a bill legalizing the Peace Corps of Nigeria.

The resolution was reached during plenary on Tuesday, May 2 after lawmakers in the upper of legislature debated on the matter.

While some lawmakers were against continued legislative proceedings on the bill and wanted it to be stopped, others argued otherwise.

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Source: Naij.com

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