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The Nigerian Mission in Ethiopia will demand full investigation into the circumstances that led to the death.of a Nigerian, Chizoba Favour Eze, in Ethiopian Prison.
Reacting to the reported death of Chizobia Eze, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa,
Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) said the
Commission is in contact with the Nigerian Mission in Ethiopia and the
circumstances that led to the unfortunate incident will be thoroughly
She expressed concern over the reported conditions of some Nigerians,
serving various jail terms in Ethiopia, most of whom were drug related.
She also said the Nigerian Mission in Ethiopia has proposed an MOU from
the Nigerian Correctional Service on transfer of sentenced persons to
Nigeria with the Ethiopian authorities to complete their respective jail
terms in Nigeria, and are awaiting a response from Ethiopia , adding
that though Ethiopia had granted an amnesty to Nigerian Prisoners in
2019 , a number of them still found their way back to the country and
allegedly still committed the same drug related crimes and were re-
The NIDCOM boss sent her deepest condolences to the family of Chizoba,
who was said to have died in Kaliti Prison , Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on
Sunday March 12, 2023 following an alleged physical aggression.