Wale Oloko, the consul-General of Nigeria in Guangzhou, China, on Monday disclosed that many Nigerians are being detained in various prisons in Guangdong Province for outstaying their visas.
Oloko disclosed this to Newsmen in Lagos adding that some others were being held for engaging in drug trafficking.
He disclosed that there are about 600 Nigerians in detention for outstaying their visa and other crimes.
He said: “There is no doubt that there are currently a number of Nigerians in various Chinese prisons, at least those under our consular jurisdiction in Guangzhou.
“These our nationals are in different Chinese prisons for various offences.
“There are those that were arrested for overstaying their visas, while others were convicted for drug trafficking and other offences.”
Oloko further disclosed that some of the Nigerian nationals currently in Chinese prisons were being prepared for deportation to Nigeria.
He added, “Any Nigerian wanting to visit any part of China must first know something about the country’s immigration requirements, and should be ready to obey laws in such places when they eventually arrive there.
“It is not advisable for any Nigerian to overstay his or her visa in any part of China or engage in any form of criminal act.”