The Federal Government has arrested six Britons over alleged breach of extant laws regulating expatriate quota as stipulated by the Immigration Act, 20015.
Recall that the Immigration Act 2015 confers the power of administering the Act, control of persons entering or leaving Nigeria, border surveillance, issuance of travel documents and due enforcement of all laws relating to the immigration or emigration into or out of Nigeria on the Nigerian Immigration Service headed by the Comptroller General of Immigration.
Reports gathered that the six arrested expatiates collaborated with a Nigerian company, GMT Energy Resources Limited, a marine logistics/procurement support service provider in the oil & gas industry with office in Lagos, to commit the punishable offence , thereby making nonsense of the Country’s Immigration laws and thus, turning the country into a banana republic.
Findings revealed that the expatriates who originally happen to be in the employ of Tilone Subsea Limited, a marine contracting and subsea inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) company with head office in Port Harcourt, defaulted while trying to play a fact one employer.
Report has it that Tilone Subsea had obtained resident working papers from the Immigration Service for the six Britons who reportedly embarked on Christmas/New Year holidays with a promise to return to work early January, 2016.