‘500 Nigerians Serving Jail Term In Italy - Envoy
The Italian Ambassador to Nigeria, Stefanou Pontesilli, says no fewer than 1500 Nigerians are serving jail terms for various offences in Italy.
Mr Pontesilli who made the disclosure in an interview with journalists in Abuja, said the number was huge.
“In Italy we have about 1500 Nigerians in jail for various offences. It is a big number.
“We sometimes send them back to Nigeria once they finished their terms because they have not behaved well,” he said.
He however denied reports that Italy sometimes send Nigerian migrants from Italy to Libya.
“Never, we never sent anyone not even one single person to Libya.
“Some Nigerians are stuck in Libya because they were never able to cross over to Italy, but all those who went to Italy no one, not even one was ever sent back.
“All Nigerians who have reached Italy and are behaving well have no problem.
“Not one of them not even one has heard of being sent back to Libya,” he said.
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