by Rachel Ogbu
Eight Filipinos have been arrested in Ikeja area of Lagos state on Tuesday following a general raid by the Lagos State Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service.
The raid was taking place across the state to arrest expatriates working with expired visas and so far 1,000 illegal immigrants had been arrested in Lagos and deported since March.
The spokesperson for the command, Muyiwa Odunubi, said the Filipinos came into the country legally on business visas but had overstayed and were working illegally in the country.
“During a raid on Monday, we arrested eight Filipinos from different places in Ikeja. They are being deported as I speak to you,” he said.
The Punch reports:
Meanwhile, the Comptroller for the command, Mr. Rasheed Odupeyin, has urged his men to keep fit at all times.
Odupeyin said this would ensure that they would be able to carry out their duties effectively.
He said this during the presentation of a table tennis board and fridge to the service by 7-up Bottling Company.
Odupeyin, who was represented by Deputy Comptroller in charge of Administration, Mr. Wale Bakare, said the fitness centre would be opened every day except on Sunday.