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July 17, 2018

1,500 Nigerians in Italian prisons, says envoy

1,500 Nigerians in Italian prisons, says envoy

  The Italian Ambassador to Nigeria, Stefanou Pontesilli, has said no fewer than 1,500 Nigerians are serving jail terms for various offences in Italy. Pontesilli who made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Abuja said the number was huge.“In Italy, we have about 1,500 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…