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FG Signs Prisoners’ Transfer Deal With Britain

The Federal Government and Britain, yesterday, signed a Prisoners’ Transfer Agreement.
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The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammad Adoke, SAN and the United Kingdom, Minister of Justice, Mr. Jeremy Wright sealed the deal at a ceremony, in Abuja.
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Wright said: “This is a good agreement for both Nigeria and UK. It gives us an opportunity to strengthen our partnership and friendship.
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It is also an opportunity to ensure that the prisoners which come from either country will serve their sentences in their own countries, that is better for their rehabilitation,” he said.
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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Professor Viola Onwuliri, who earlier received Wright in her office, said “experts from both countries will now sit down to bring the modalities for implementation.
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After which the two countries will go back to ratify and then it will come into force.
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“We have two arrangements with UK on prisoner transfer. Already we have an existing agreement under the commonwealth scheme which provides transfer with consent and we have been implementing that.

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