The Daily Mail is reporting that over 500 Nigerian prisoners currently in the UK prison system could be sent back to Nigeria to see out the rest of their sentence.
There are talks being held currently to reach a prisoner transfer agreement. Prime Minister Jeremy Wright has come out to say “more foreign prisoners must serve their sentences in their own countries.”
Up to £1million has been promised by the UK to upgrade Nigerian jails, including a new wing at Kirikiri Prison in Lagos which has been dilapidated for quite sometime.
Nigeria currently has the 5th largest number of foreign prisoners in UK prisons.