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-A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Thursday convicted an 87 years old womanAgbomabiwon Serikifor unlawful possession of 10.three kilogrammes ​of Indian hemp.+[[http://​topics.Bloomberg.com/​nigeria/​|bloomberg.com]][[http://​www.yohaig.ng/​recommends/​sports-betting/​nairabet/​|yohaig.ng]]</​a>​[[//​www.youtube.com/​embed/​J7jYXo76ISc|external frame]] 
 +No fewer than 4,281 Nigerians were repatriated from various countries in Europe, America and some African countries through ​the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA)Lagosin the first half of 2017.
  
  
-The judge, Hadiza Rabiu-Shagariordered that the convict be remanded at the Lagos State Old People’s DwellingYabapending when a member of her household would apply to court for her custody.+[[//​www.youtube.com/​embed/​KKBVk-zTOx0|external page]]Alsoa total of 691,934 travelers left the country through ​the airportwhile another 560,988 arrived the country within the period under review.
  
  
-The convict, a resident of 9 Osunba street, Oto-Awori, Ijanikin, Lagos, had final week Tuesday, pleaded guilty ​to a one particular count charge of unlawful dealing in 10.3 kilograms ​of Cannabis Sativaa narcotic similar to cocaine, heroine ​and LSD, when she was arraigned just before the court, by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.+A document made available ​to LEADERSHIP yesterday through the [[http://​thecommonwealth.org/​our-member-countries/​nigeria|Ministry]] ​of Interior indicated that the deportees were divided into two groupsnamely chartered ​and regular flights.
  
  
-Upon her plea of guilty, ​the prosecutorAliyu Abubakarhad urged the court to adjourn the matter till Thursday for review ​of the details of the case.+According to the documentbetween January and June 20172,251 Nigerians were [[https://​Www.Britannica.com/​place/​Nigeria|deported]] through chartered flights majorly from Libya and trickle ​of European countries.
  
  
-On Thursday, ​the prosecutor tendered the convict’s confessional statementsdrug test analysis, and the bulk of the Cannabis Sativa seized from herwhich had been admitted as exhibits by the court.+The breakdown of the chartered flights deportees indicated that 1,321 of them were maleswhile the other 930 deportees were females.
  
  
-Right after admitting the exhibits, the court pronounced the 87-year-old guilty as charged.+[[http://​www.Unhcr.org/​en-us/​nigeria.html|unhcr.org]][[http://​www.yohaig.ng/​recommends/​sports-betting/​nairabet/​|yohaig.ng]]</​a>​Besides,​ those deported through regular flights mainly from Europe, South Africa and a few African countries were 2,030 Nigerians.
  
-Having said that, the convict’s lawyer, Prosper Ojakovo, pleaded with the court to be lenient in sentencing his client on the grounds that she was a first time offender and aged. 
  
 +The composition of the deportees revealed that just like in the chartered flights, majority of them were males.
  
-In sentencing the convict, the judge said that sending her to prison would not be of any rewards, specifically when her age is viewed as. 
  
 +According to the document, males deported in the first half of the year were 1,502, while the remaining 528 were females.
  
-In a comparable case, the judge also sentenced a 56 years old lady, Anya Nneoma, to 12 months imprisonment for unlawful dealing in five.five kilogrammes of Indian hemp. 
  
 +Out of these numbers, those who were involved in criminal activities in their host countries were handed over to the [[http://​Www.Nytimes.com/​topic/​destination/​nigeria|Nigeria Police]] Force for further [[http://​www.yohaig.ng/​category/​tv-stations/​|prosecution]].
  
-Ms. Anya, a resident of Vulcaniser area of Seme, Badagry, also pleaded guilty just before the court, final Tuesday, for illegal dealing in 5 kilogrammes of the substance. 
  
 +Some of them involved in drug related matters were handed over to the officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the airport, while others were returned to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP).
  
-She was, having said that, sentenced to one particular year in prison at the Kirikiri Female Prison in Lagos. 
  
-Both convicts’ offence is stated ​to be contrary ​to and punishable below sections 11(c) of NDLEA capN30laws of the federation ​of Nigeria2004.+The document further revealed that in the first half of the year, 691,954 passengers, both Nigerians and foreigners, used the facilities at MMIA to depart ​to various destinations from the country. 
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 +Out of these numbers, 519,215 were Nigerians, mostly males, while another 179,739 were foreigners departing the country. 
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 +Also, within the period, 550,988 passengers arrived Nigeria through the international wing of the Lagos Airport. 
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 +The breakdown revealed that 392,237 of them were Nigerians while the other 158,751 were foreigners from various countries. 
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 +A source close to the [[http://​www.nytimes.com/​topic/​destination/​nigeria|Nigerian Immigration]] Service ​(NIStold our correspondent that the statistics were important for the Nigerian government to know the number ​of people entering or exiting the country, adding that this will enable the government monitor and plan adequately. 
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 +In June this year34 Nigerians were repatriated for immigration related offences from foreign countries. 
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 +Barely two months after that, another 128 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya on August 9. 
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 +The returnees from Libya came back home in a [[http://​www.ecowas.int/​member-states/​nigeria/​|chartered]] A320 aircraft operated by Afriqiyah Airline, which landed at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. 
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 +It was gathered that International Organization for Migration (IOM) facilitated the repatriation in partnership with the federal government. 
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 +[[http://​Www.france24.com/​en/​tag/​nigeria/​|france24.com]][[http://​www.yohaig.ng/​recommends/​sports-betting/​bet9ja/​|yohaig.ng]]</​a>​Agencies ​of government were on ground to receive the returneesincluding FAAN, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), NIS, Aviation Security (AVSEC) officials, Police amongst others. 
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 +In addition, another 41 deportees were brought back from six European countries that same month.[[http://​reliefweb.int/​country/​nga|reliefweb.int]][[http://​www.yohaig.ng/​recommends/​sports-betting/​bet9ja/​|yohaig.ng]]</​a>​ The countries include Austria, Germany, Hungry, Switzerland,​ Norway and Denmark. 
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